Former landfill to become solar panel site

| 18/01/2011

(Waste & Recycling News): A former landfill in Springfield, Mass, will become home to about 17,000 solar panels that will produce up to 4.2 megawatts of solar energy. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. will develop the project at a capped landfill on Cottage Street, the company said. The $22 million project is expected to contribute "several hundred thousand dollars" of annual property tax to the city, the electric company said. "Our use of a capped landfill creates a new and viable use for an otherwise challenged property within our home city," said Peter J. Clarke, president and chief operating officer at WME Co.

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