The Hermosa Beach TEX project team had their first in-person meeting on August 25, 2016 in Hermosa Beach, CA. Lon Peters and community lead Kristy Morris discussed the project workplan , toured potential project sites, and met with Tom Bakaly, Hermosa Beach City Manager. During this meeting, they discussed the likely technologies that could be pursued by Hermosa Beach at a relatively small scale, including distributed solar, anaerobic digestion and wave/tidal energy.
To assess these technologies, the team identified several needs:
- Data on insolation potential, i.e. incoming solar radiation.
- Proposals from anaerobic digestion vendors for small-scale anaerobic digestion-to-energy conversion
- Proposals from wave/tidal vendors for a pilot project on the Hermosa Beach pier.
A key part of the team’s work will be determining costs for the installation and use of each low-carbon technology.
The project team plans to officially commence work in November 2016.