SPARKS, MD – Solar on landfills is booming due to renewable energy incentives and the benefits of repurposing unusable land to generate clean energy. As solar companies continue to research viable land for solar development, closed landfills present a unique opportunity to reuse degraded land versus more valuable resources such as farmland. To address the specific needs of landfill owners, Hallaton Environmental Linings is partnering with Core Development Group to help bring more landfill to solar projects to life.
Modern landfills are highly engineered, regulated, and tightly monitored operations with ongoing maintenance costs, whether they are still receiving waste or have been capped and closed for years. With approximately 10,000 landfills closed or soon reaching capacity in the U.S., capped landfills are often ideal locations for solar power production; providing a win-win proposition for the waste management industry, landfill owners and the communities they serve by providing cheaper electricity, more job opportunities and new revenue streams. Many capped landfills are already generating power through landfill gas-to-energy (LFG) programs that capture methane gas from decomposing landfill waste for energy production and electricity. Drawing energy from the sun, solar fields feed into the same power grid, enabling both programs to coexist and supplement one another.
Although repurposing idle landfill space for the creation of renewable energy seems like a perfect solution, installing a solar platform on a closed landfill requires a detailed understanding of landfill containment systems to protect the integrity of the landfill cap during the installation process. As 28-year veterans in the geosynthetics industry, Hallaton has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to landfill structure and waste containment with more than 4200 liner installation projects completed nationwide and abroad. With Core Development Group’s national experience installing commercial, government, and utility-scale solar projects, the two companies are well-equipped to help interested landfill owners navigate the various stages of solar development, including; site assessment, project planning, engineering, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), construction management services, program operations, and ongoing maintenance. If you’re interested in learning more about solar on landfill opportunities in your state, you can get more information here.
Vandy Harman, Marketing Director
Hallaton Environmental Linings
Peter Muzsi, Head of Marketing
Core Development Group
SOURCE Hallaton Environmental Linings
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