Dormant Landfills Can Now Be Used to Create Solar Energy

LandfillThe U.S. has over 10,000 landfills that are now closed.  Until now, the land they occupy was doomed to be virtually useless, and a potential eyesore, for eternity.  But now, communities are repurposing these closed landfills, turning them into solar energy farms.  The existing closed landfills alone, were they to harness solar energy, could produce an additional 70% of the country’s solar energy.

Furthermore, these solar projects could create much-needed jobs and revitalization of the underserved communities where the landfills are often located.  The Northeast is leading the way to creating solar landfill projects, but the trend is moving westward.  The potential for California to harness this approach is enormous.

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