Aspen Monitoring Construction of California Valley Solar Ranch Project

Since  September 2011 Aspen has been monitoring the construction of the 250 MW  California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) solar PV project, currently under  development on over 1,400 acres. Pre-construction activities began in the  summer of 2011, and included the review of plan submittals required for  Conditions of Approval.

Plans  reviewed included a Habitat Restoration and Revegetation Plan, a Worker  Environmental Education Program, a Grazing Plan, and Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Plan, and plans to relocate multiple sensitive species. Plan review  was provided on a short turnaround time due to the tight construction schedule.

Project  construction began in phases with grading of solar arrays and the installation  of solar panel support structures.