Waste Management in partnership with Captona Partners and Citizens Energy Corporation, recently completed constructions on three solar farms, exceeding 15MW, at three closed landfills in the U.S.
The 2.5MWdc site at the MT Sullivan Landfill contains 7,938 solar panels on over 6 acres of land. The project will generate enough energy to power 400 homes in the region.
The 5MWac solar farm at Hudson/Stow landfill contains 18,216 solar panels on over 28 acres of land and is able to generate enough energy to power 1,000 homes in the region.
The 3.6MW dc solar farm built at Berkley landfill comprises 11,286 solar panels to offer electricity to nearly 700 local homes.
Captona Partners develops and owns the above three solar projects.
Another 4.5MW solar project at Hunt Road LF in Amesbury, MA is developed by Citizens Energy Corporation.
"Solar farms require a lot of area, and closed landfills make excellent sites for them," said Chris DeSantis, Area Vice President, Waste Management. "Waste Management has developed similar projects at other closed facilities across the country. We are pleased to add Berkley, which is now one of four closed landfill sites in Massachusetts that are generating renewable, solar energy."
Collectively, the four solar farms generate enough energy to power approximately 3,000 Massachusetts homes.
(Photo: 3.6MW solar farm at Berkley landfill.)