The Obsidian Solar Center is a proposed solar photovoltaic energy generation facility with a nominal generating capacity of 600 megawatts, located within a site boundary of up to 7,000 acres. The proposed facility would be comprised of a “Type A” technology (PV solar power generation technology only) and may be coupled with a “Type B” (battery storage technology with PV solar).

Proposed. The Department received the Notice of Intent to apply for a Site Certificate on January 16, 2018, and issued a public notice on February 7, 2018. An informational meeting was held in Silver Lake on March 6, 2018. The deadline to submit public comments on the NOI was March 9, 2018. The Project Order was issued on May 24, 2018.

Lake County, approximately eight miles northwest of Christmas Valley. PDF Map | Online Map
Applicant/Certificate holder: Obsidian Solar Center, LLC
ODOE contact: Kellen Tardaewether
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: David W. Brown

Project Timeline

Notice of Intent

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Exhibit Files Reference

  • Exhibit A: Applicant Information 
  • Exhibit B: Project Description
  • Exhibit C: Property Location and Maps
  • Exhibit D: Organizational Information
  • Exhibit E​: Permits Required
  • Exhibit F: Property Ownership 
  • Exhibit G: Materials Analysis
  • Exhibit H: Geology and Soil Stability 
  • Exhibit I: Soils
  • Exhibit J: Wetlands
  • Exhibit K: Land Use
  • Exhibit L: Protected Areas
  • Exhibit M: Financial Analysis
  • Exhibit N​: Non-generating Facility Information
  • Exhibit O: Water Requirements
  • Exhibit P: Fish Wildlife Habitat 
  • Exhibit Q: Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
  • Exhibit R: Scenic Aesthetic Values 
  • Exhibit S: Cultural Resources
  • Exhibit T: Recreational Facilities 
  • Exhibit U: Public Services
  • Exhibit V​: Waste Minimization 
  • Exhibit W: Site Restoration
  • Exhibit X: Noise 
  • Exhibit Y: Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
  • Exhibit Z: Cooling Towers  
  • Exhibit AA: EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Exhibit BB: Other Information
  • Exhibit CC: Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
  • Exhibit DD​: Other Specific Standards