Power is expected to be sold to Southern California Edison and/or the Ontario Airport to assist the utility and the airport in meeting their renewable energy portfolio goals.
BREA, CALIFORNIA – Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL), via its solar power projects development group, PVNavigator (PVN), has entered into a lease option agreement with the County of San Bernardino to evaluate and explore the development of a photovoltaic (PV) solar facility at the closed Milliken Sanitary Landfill located in Ontario, CA. The facility is planned to be sized at 5 MW (AC). Power is expected to be sold to Southern California Edison and/or the Ontario Airport to assist the utility and the airport in meeting their renewable energy portfolio goals. When online, the project will be the only renewable, commercial-scale solar development on a closed municipal landfill in Ontario.
PNL has fourteen years of experience in the reuse of closed landfills. These capabilities have been integrated with PNL's more recently developed solar power expertise, under PVNavigator, to negotiate, engineer, finance and construct small-scale, landfill-located, distributed solar power projects nationwide.
Robert Potter, Project Manager at PVN, commented, "This project moves us one step closer to our goals of developing renewable, solar energy solutions on brownfields and urban-located closed landfills that are otherwise deemed as unusable land." PVN will manage all phases of the Milliken PV solar project including design, permitting, financing and implementation.
The landfill solar project will deliver a local, green source of power to the community, while preserving land resources. With the "site control" option agreement in place, PNL will now enter into work on three fronts; namely, an interconnect application, CEQA compliance and power marketing.
About Project Navigator, Ltd.
Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL), and its solar power development operating entity, PVNavigator (PVN), is a Southern California-based developer of distributed, utility scale, solar photovoltaic projects located on landfills and brownfield sites. PVN has a pipeline of over 300 MW's of solar facilities under development throughout the United States with 50 MW's of solar PV installations to be completed in 2012. For more information, visit www.PVNavigator.com or www.ProjectNavigator.com.