The Landfill Project
An article in the November issue of the Green Energy Times reported on the completion of a massive new solar development on the Windham County landfill property. This was a complex collaborative effort over several years between several international companies and local solar providers. Southern Vermont Solar was a key player, along with Integrated Solar and several other regional companies.
A quote from our own Victoria Roberts included in the article reflects, “The strong collaboration of the local companies working together with the larger companies from out of state and country was key to overcoming the challenges to build the project. The globalized system of bidding came with added hurdles to an already complicated project. Pulling this off is an extraordinary accomplishment, but if Vermont is serious about being ninety percent renewable by 2050, we will need to be bold and participate in more of these complex collaborations.”
More quotes from the article: “On October 11, 2018, the solar array at the landfill in Brattleboro, Vermont, was formally commissioned. Officials from a number of interested organizations were on hand, along with those of the Windham Solid Waste Management District, which manages the landfill. The solar array had been generating power since June 30.
“The towns of Brattleboro, Wilmington, Readsboro, Vernon, Wardsboro, Dummerston, Halifax, and Newfane are all system stakeholders. Schools in Brattleboro, Vernon, Putney, and Marlboro are also beneficiaries, as are Landmark College and the Brattleboro Retreat. The savings for these municipalities and organizations are expected to start at $375,000 per year, increasing slightly over the 25-year term of the array’s operation.”
We are thrilled to have been a part of this huge investment into regional renewable energy. We can’t wait to see what’s next!
Read the full article here: http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2018/10/24/brattleboro-landfill-solar-system-commissioned/