Story Road Landfill Solar Site Evaluation: San Jose
This report describes the findings of a solar site evaluation conducted at the Story Road Landfill (Site) in the City of San Jose, California (City). This evaluation was conducted as part of a larger study to assess solar potential at multiple public facilities within the City.
The U.S. Department of Energy (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 DOE as part of the Solar America Initiative, a multiyear 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
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Doug Landfear (CH2M Hill)