|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:22:35 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Solar landfills|
Bright idea - solar power over landfills by Mike Breslin American Recycler June, 2011Last year the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced that they are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on superfund, brownfield, and former landfill or mining sites. They identified more than 11,000 sites that are good for renewable energy.
While the federal government evaluates, private investors, private and public landfill owners are on the prowl to generate more income or reduce expenses on their vast expanses of denuded real estate. Putting photovoltaic cells (PV) on closed landfills, whether in the form of flexible solar-geomembrane technology or conventional panel arrays, is beginning to emerge as a practical solution.
...Nevertheless, with leadership provided by MassDEP, Borrego Solar, a private developer of commercial solar projects, has signed a contract with the City of Easthampton to build a 2.3 megawatt DC solar plant on the city’s closed 12 acre landfill. Under a 10 year Utility Credit Purchase Agreement (UCPA) with East Hampton, Borrego will design, build and maintain the system that will produce approximately 2,774,823 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. The in-house financing arm of Borrego, Green Lake Capital, is handling the UCPA with the city.
... For the entire article, see http://www.americanrecycler.com/0611/971bright.shtml -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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