U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Environmental Innovation Center Solar Site Evaluation: San José

This report describes the findings of a solar photovoltaic (PV) site evaluation conducted at the San Jose Environmental Innovation Center (EIC) in the City of San Jose, California. This evaluation was conducted as part of a larger study to assess solar potential at multiple public facilities within the City.

The DOE Tiger Team, including staff from CH2M Hill, Sandia National Labs, and New Mexico State University, conducted the evaluations in partnership with, and on behalf of, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Solar America Initiative, a multi-year program aimed at accelerating demand and development of solar technologies among key end-use market sectors. Through the Solar America Showcase, DOE provides technical assistance to large-scale (in excess of 100 kilowatt [kW]), high-visibility solar installation projects that have the ability to impact the market for solar technologies through large project size, use of a novel solar technology, and/or use of a novel application for a solar technology. The City of San Jose was one of three locations awarded a Solar America Showcase award in May 2007.

San José, California
United States
December, 2008
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Doug Landfear (CH2M Hill)
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