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Project Navigator, Ltd. Will Compete to Develop PV Solar Installations on New York City Landfills.

San Jose, CA, May 26, 2011 --( Project Navigator, Ltd.'s (Brea, CA) solar project development team, announced today plans to accelerate expansion to East Coast markets. PV Navigator (PVN) is a leader in developing commercial scale, distributed PV Solar installations on closed landfills and Brownfield sites.

In addition to current projects in New Jersey and Delaware, PV Navigator plans to participate in RFPs regarding New York City's plan to install PV solar facilities on thousands of acres of the City's landfill space.

The City's landfills are capped and monitored to protect the environment and the health of its residents. PV Navigator possesses specific expertise in developing "PV solar on landfill systems." PVN will propose and design PV installations that will not compromise or damage the landfills' environmental management systems such as gas recovery, leachate management, and long-term space monitoring.

"We were pleased to hear Mayor Bloomberg's announcement prioritizing solar to reclaim previously unusable landfill space in New York," said Dr. Ian Webster, President of PNL. "Although the plan for solar is straightforward, implementing a streamlined process to address complex 'solar-on-landfill-cap' engineering and development requirements is challenging. We specialize in providing designs which ensure that solar facilities on landfills and Brownfields are constructible, reliable, and economically viable as well as facilitating a minimal-impact solar installation."

Project Navigator and solar manufacturer, SunPods Inc., are currently developing a 2 megawatt (MW) PV solar installation on the landfill cap at the County of San Bernardino's Big Bear Sanitary Landfill, in Big Bear, California as well as several megawatt of capacity for similar systems now in the design and permitting phases across the U.S.

"The permitting and engineering challenges at the Big Bear Landfill PV solar development made it logical for SunPods to team with Project Navigator, Ltd," said Michael Gumm, Managing Parnter of San Jose, California based SunPods Inc. "We bring complementary capabilities to the landfill solar development business space. The Big Bear project will be the first of its kind installed on a landfill in Southern California."

About SunPods Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, SunPods designs and manufactures modular, factory-built solar arrays. SunPods' solar systems are delivered to the project site fully-assembled with all of the components required to generate solar energy. The SunPods unique pre-assembled, self-ballasted and non-penetrating Solar Smart Technologies[TM] design methodology minimizes on-site construction or site preparation and reduces installation time by up to 85 percent. Products include on-grid and off-grid solutions, EV solar charging and ground mount systems for commercial, government and residential applications. SunPods also delivers specialized solutions for landfills, brownfields and agricultural

About Project Navigator, Ltd.

Project Navigator, Ltd.(PNL) is a Brea, California-based, privately held engineering firm that has specialty expertise in managing landfill closures, and then subsequently developing solar projects on the closed waste prisms. Since 1997, PNL has developed an extensive track record of designing and implementing innovative solutions for clients at complex landfill closures, nationwide. PNL maintains close business relationships with representatives in the regulatory community to assist with a landfill's power project approvals and permitting. For more information on Project Navigator, Ltd.'s solar development team at PV Navigator, please contact Robert Potter at 714-388-1809, or Also, see more at


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