27 Jul '17, 2pm

@NREL STAT blog discusses opportunities for solar on brownfield sites

An NREL Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) subject matter expert recently attended and spoke at the meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Operators (ASTSWMO ) that was held in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative . Speakers from across the country presented the opportunities and successes of siting solar arrays on closed landfills and other contaminated sites to a diverse set of workshop participants, ranging from state energy offices and city planning departments to solar developers. Project case studies featured hundreds of megawatts of successful projects. Clarkstown, New York, for example, turned its closed landfill site into a valuable revenue generator for the city by implementing a 2.4-megawatt (MW) solar array. The message was clear: attendees are looking for w...

Full article: https://www.nrel.gov/tech_deployment/state_local_governme...

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