We thought this was one of the coolest bits of solar energy news this week. So naturally we had to share it!
Salem City, New Jersey has plans in motion to turn an old landfill into two or three megawatt solar energy system. The landfill, which is no longer active, will be sold to whichever entity offers the highest bid on the land. To add some more whip cream on top of this ingenious idea, the plan to create a solar array here will also create some money for Salem City. How? By making it possible for residents of the area to make use of solar tax credits and rebates, thus bringing more solar business into the local economy.
According to the NJ.com website, the landfill terminated usage roughly five years ago and was covered with a concrete material to best “cap off” any waste and toxins that could otherwise creep through.
So, Salem City, are you ready for some solar energy action in your neck of the woods? As a local Mesa, AZ solar company, Adair Solar salutes this effort in New Jersey and we hope to hear more developments about it soon. If anyone out there finds out which company purchases the spot where the old landfill was before we do be sure to let us know!
Now THIS is the start to a great week in Solar energy for the U.S. — let us know what you think, and when you need a solar installation in Phoenix for your home, be sure to call Adair Solar Company in Mesa! (480) 827-1162