Massachusetts landfill gets solar panels

Massachusetts landfill gets solar panels

Brockton Landfill solar panels to generate $300,000 per year for the city.

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July 3, 2017
Waste Today Staff
Landfills
A capped landfill in Brockton, Massachusetts, has become a solar energy producer. According to the local CBS affiliate WBZ-TV, the landfill, once nicknamed Mount Trashmore because of the odors it produced is now doing something positive for the environment.


A new solar power system opened on top of the old Thatcher Street landfill in late June. Officials from the city claim the energy produced from the panels is equivalent to offsetting the carbon emissions of 12,000 cars annually. The report adds, the city officials estimate more than $300,000 in revenues generated from the project annually.