Renewable energy specialists Captona Partners and waste disposal giant Waste Management partnered in a recently completed construction on a 5 megawatt (MW AC) solar farm at the closed Hudson/Stow landfill near
Closed since 1997, the landfill now contains 18,216 solar panels on over 28 acres of land. The 5 megawatt (MW) capacity generates enough energy to power 1,000 homes in the region.
“Solar farms require a lot of area, and closed landfills make excellent sites for them,” said Chris DeSantis, Area Vice President, Waste Management. “Waste Management has developed similar projects at other closed facilities across the country. We are pleased to add Hudson/Stow, which is now one of four closed landfill sites in Massachusetts that are generating renewable, solar energy.”
Two additional sites – MT Sullivan Landfill in Chicopee, MA – 2 MW; and Berkley Landfill in Berkley, MA – 3.6 MW were also developed by Captona Partners while the fourth site – Hunt Road LF in Amesbury, MA – 4.5MW was developed by Citizens Energy Corporation.
Collectively, the four solar farms generate enough energy to power approximately 3,000 Massachusetts homes.