20-year-old closed landfill now home to 2.5 MW of solar in Massachusetts

By Kelly Pickerel Waste Management, in partnership with project owner Captona Partners, recently completed construction on a 2.5-MWdc solar farm at the closed MT Sullivan Landfill in Massachusetts.
Closed since 1998, the landfill now contains 7,938 solar panels on over 6 acres of land. The 2.5-MW capacity generates enough energy to power 400 homes in the region.
“Solar farms require a lot of area, and closed landfills make excellent sites for them,” said Chris DeSantis, Area Vice President, Waste Management. “Waste Management has developed similar projects at other closed facilities across the country. We are pleased to add MT Sullivan, which is now

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