Gallery: Mayor Bloomberg’s Plan to Build Solar Panels on NYC Landfills ...

Good news once again for the NYC solar power enthusiast! Energy developers are lining up for a chance to develop solar panels on the city’s landfills, as part of the mayor’s PlaNYC environmental initiative. Last week, mayor Michael Bloomberg presented his first four year update to PlaNYC: A Greener,Greater New York, which highlighted phasing out the use of dirty oil, and installing solar panels on landfills. So far, the first steps have been taken with about 250 acres of land in the process of being used for solar energy production – that’s about 50 megawatts of power.

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  1. lazyreader May 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Landfill gas is typically harnessed underground and used to power homes and offices. Far more power than solar arrays could generate if covering the entire landfill property.