Munro Valley Solar is proposing to construct and operate a 4.0 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) generating facility (“Solar Facility”) over two separate parcels located south of Olancha, California. Both parcels are located on private land in unincorporated Inyo County. The first parcel is 20.02 acres (APN: 033-400-02) and is located along the east side of Highway 395, approximately 1,400 feet north of Walker Creek Road. The second parcel consists of 160 acres (APN: 033-060-19), however the Solar Facility will only require 10.03 acres of the 160 acre parcel. This parcel is located approximately 4,500 feet east of Highway 395, south of Fall Road near Olancha. The zone reclassification is only being requested for the 10.03 acres that is being proposed to be split from the larger 160 acre parcel.
The solar facility will consist of approximately 20,000 PV solar modules that will be mounted onto an aluminum and steel racking system. The racking system will be mounted on supports that are driven into the ground. Concrete is not used to support the structural foundation of the piers or racking system. Water for the project will be provided by existing on-site wells. The final solar facility will not occupy more than 30.02 acres. The proposed solar facility is being developed under a feed-in tariff program with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the power purchase agreement with LADWP has a term limit of 20 years.