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PNL staff discuss the development of PV solar installations to the 30 member companies in the Surplus Property Roundtable

Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL) staff discussed the company‚Äôs work in PV solar development initiatives with PVNavigator, LLC, and the BREG Group (Belgium), at the Spring 2023 meeting of the Surplus Property Roundtable. The presentation covered the two parallel broad tracks of PV solar development initiatives, namely (a) environmental permitting activities, running in parallel with (b) interconnection feasibility and power purchase agreement sourcing. The presentation can be viewed here.

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PVNavigator, LLC with Belgian renewables development partner, BREG, signs land leases at four former IT Corp. landfill sites in the San Francisco, East Bay area

PVNavigator, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Project Navigator, Ltd., working in partnership with the Belgian Renewable Energy Group (BREG) has signed long-term land leases at four former, closed IT Corp. landfill sites. The sites are under the OM&M management of the IT Environmental Liability Liquidating Trust (ITELT). Lease signings now move the planned PV solar projects into detailed interconnection feasibility studies and associated environmental (CEQA) permitting.

The combined forecasted generation capacity of the four PV installations will be approximately 46MW dc.

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PV Modules to Malawi, Africa

Update – Jan 2023

The Moving Windmills Project Team (https://movingwindmills.org/) in Kasungu, Malawi, under the leadership of William Kamkwamba has now installed most of the donated PV modules from California. Benefits such as power resilience and World Cup watching have resulted…

Watching the World Cup
Solar Panels Installation
Panels on Roof Framing

Original Story – Oct 19, 2021

Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL) was approached by a client who had 15,000 photovoltaic (PV) solar modules in storage in California and was seeking a plan to donate the functionable, but dated, modules.

Could PNL help via the expertise and relationships within PVNavigator, LLC?

Working with William Kamkwamba of Moving Windmills during a 2-year process starting in 2019, PNL planned, managed and stewarded the shipment of the PV modules from California, via Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to Kasungu, Malawi…

route from stockton california to kasungu malawi
The long journey from Stockton, CA, via Panama Canal to Suez Canal to Dar Es Salam (Tanzania), then overland to Kasungu, Malawi.

…where the modules are now being put back into productive use to power structures and water delivery systems.

moving windmills - solar rack and panels
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moving windmills - residential solar
moving windmills - solar powered lights

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