01 Jul '14, 10am

#Solar Farm brings new life to a capped #landfill #PV #Photovoltaic

#Solar Farm brings new life to a capped #landfill #PV #Photovoltaic

For 23 years, the landfill in Scituate, Massachusetts, accepted municipal solid waste, construction debris, and residue from a nearby wastewater treatment plant. When the dump was finally capped in 2000, the city faced the same problem that a lot of communities do as they convert landfills into transfer stations: Just how could this piece of land be put to good use? The 29-acre parcel, while concealing a landfill, is relatively flat and unshaded. It has a southward slope and is out of sight of anyone nearby. Town officials considered turning the property into a recreation area, but in the end chose a very different path. Working with a private developer, the town turned the parcel into a solar farm with more than 10,500 photovoltaic (PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result...

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