Solar Farm Being Built At Vermont Landfill

May 11, 2014

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Construction of a solar farm is underway at Vermont's only active landfill.

The solar energy farm is being built at Vermont's Coventry landfill. The Caledonian Record reports the project is expected to produce nearly 3,200 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to power 261 homes for an entire year.

The landfill already generates methane that's converted into electricity.

The developer of the solar farm, Borrego Solar Systems Inc., has worked on more than 1,000 solar power installations.

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