Maryland turns a nasty garbage heap into a green energy solar farm.
The short version:
- A new solar farm in Prince George’s County, Maryland has been built on top of a landfill.
- The Panorama project is Maryland’s first large-community solar farm to open.
- Neighborhood Sun has signed up close to 1,200 households in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties to purchase solar power.
- Most community solar projects in the area are limited in size to 2 megawatt systems. The Prince George’s project is 6.6 megawatts. This larger size is allowed because it is situated on brownfield land that can’t be used for other purposes.
Well done Maryland. There is so much land that can be used for solar farms once we start getting creative. We don’t need to clear huge swaths of forest to make an impact. Of course one day we might not have landfills to turn into solar farms, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. 😉