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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 08:59 AM

World's largest landfill to become solar array

http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/26/new-york-biggest-solar-array/

Freshkills Park was once known as the world’s largest landfill, Bloomberg said. The solar development is part of an ongoing transformation of the land over the past 12 years, which has already included the restoration of wetlands and vegetation. About 47 acres of the land will be leased to SunEdison, which was selected through public bidding to design, construct, install and operate a solar array strong enough to power 2,000 homes.

“Freshkills, once a daily dumping ground, will become a showcase [of] urban renewal and sustainability,” Bloomberg said.

The project at Freshkills will increase New York’s renewable energy capacity by 50 percent.

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“State programs aimed at increasing renewable energy will have to be expanded, and landfill post-closure care will have to be rewritten,” Mahnovski said. “These are only a few of the challenges ahead. But this is a necessary undertaking in order to shift our power sector to a cleaner, more reliable energy future.”


Sounds good to me.

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