U.S. landfills are getting a second life as solar farms

Solar panels arranged on grass

When landfills are closed, they are often capped and grassed over but are still unsuitable for development due to the contaminated and unstable foundations the site would offer. However, many U.S. landfills have been converted to solar farms as a more feasible and sustainable alternative. The energy harnessed from the farms can be distributed to a broad population while also achieving clean energy goals. Learn more.

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