June 9 review of MVHS Solar Carport
Original post made by [removed] on May 30, 2011
Alamo region neighborhoods are preparing for discussion of the solar power generation facility to be built in Alamo at Monte Vista High School. On June 9, 2011, the Alamo Improvement Association (AIA) board meeting at Creekside Church should have the current AIA board and AIA board candidates in attendance to invite visual review and discussion of such massive solar power generation stations that are marketed as "solar carports" Web Link.
Monte Vista's parking lot in Alamo sits in basin below the surrounding neighborhoods. Neighbors will be looking down on SRVUSD's Solar Power Generation facility and such a view may be reviewed as "solar project photo examples" at Web Link. AS your readers review the examples it should be realized that SRVUSD and Sunpower Corporation have not disclosed a final design or the height of the structure that requires clearance for safety vehicles (fire engines).
The purpose of the AIA meeting is to have disclosure of the MVHS solar power generation facility plans as actual drawings, renderings, and site plans so neighbors of MVHS can have full knowledge of the visual impact prior to start of construction. SRVUSD board has been requested to present their plans at the AIA board meeting with a copy of that request to Assembly Member Joan Buchanan. It is the expressed desire of Alamo region neighborhoods to have the SRVUSD board present the full visual impact of the solar power generation facility. Further, neighborhoods will rely on Assembly Member Buchanan to represent MVHS neighbors to the assembly committee that oversees SRVUSD facilities development.
For those who have not seen a solar carport with emergence vehicle access height, please visit the 1700 block of Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill CA.
on May 31, 2011 at 8:35 pm
Looks great! The best document is the booard presentation from Oct 2010, Web Link which has renderings of the different locations. You will need a recent Powerpoint or OpenOffice with the powerpoint 2007 XML filter to view. (It would have been nice if someone had saved it as a PDF, hint, hint.)
The arrays look like oversized white trellises or reasonable proportion as compared to acres of monolithic panel. The visual breakup is enabled by the use of trackers.
on May 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm
jrm is a registered user.
Hal...get over it...Tri Valley corridor neighborhood groups have assembled, spoken, and wish you will have your medication sought, adjusted, or simply taken, whatever the case may be. Volunteer somewhere, anywhere...I know you yearn to be useful and listened to, but it is not in this forum.
on Jun 1, 2011 at 9:28 am
Sun to Energy is a total waste...Now, Waste Conversion to Energy is the future.
Constructing a solar power generation facility at MVHS is a grave mistake.
And jrm, why are you jumping on Hal?
Take a look at the wed link regarding solar carports...it's all marketing to the masses that don't have a clue.
A total waste of taxpayers money...but nothing new. I'm sure Buchanan will put on her GREEN dress and screw the taxpayers.
Thanks for listening, Julia from Alamo