Both private and public operators of landfills, brownfields, and superfund sites are now able to utilize new solar module and racking technologies to produce clean renewable energy that will generate either savings in the form of operating costs, or additional sources of revenue from limited use lands.

Whether you are a private landfill operator looking to save money on your electricity bill, or a municipality interested in leasing your land; Solimar Power Partners project developers are dedicated to proposing the most efficient solar PV technologies that will ensure your project makes it through the various obstacles of a highly regulated permitting and engineering process.

Reasons why waste facilities should go solar:

  • Additional revenue from land with low demand from real estate developers: Once methane extraction from a capped site tapers off, landfills typically go unused because the environmental conditions that make them unsuitable for commercial or residential applications. Electricity generated on landfills can be used onsite or sold to an offsite host or power producer.
  • Available financing: investors are interested in working with credible hosts for power purchase agreements (PPA) projects with 10-20 year terms.
  • Large expanses of land: The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) estimates that the US has over 11,000 sites in the US that are suitable for solar.
  • Good transmission: Most landfills, brownfields, and superfund sites are located in close proximity to a point of interconnect with the existing utility grid. The shorter the distance to transmission lines, the more economically viable the solar power installation will be.