First Solar Landfill For New York State

First Solar Landfill For New York State

A 2.3 MW solar array is to be built in West Nyack, this will be the first landfill with a solar plant in the state of New York. Over the course of its lifetime, the clean power plant is expected to save taxpayers about $4 million dollars. (The West Nyack landfill is capped and has been decommissioned.) Re-purposing a landfill is a perfect marriage of unobstructed sunlight and large underdeveloped unused land. Turning a landfill into a solar power plant is a creative investment in the ever declining energy supply in the New York Metro area. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is preparing a white paper to help other municipalities develop their own solar power plants. Clarkstown is one of about 600 cities and towns to sign the United States Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement to reduce CO2 emissions. The 84,000 resident town is located about 34 miles northwest of New York...
IKEA Puts Huge Solar Array on the Roof of its New Store in Pisa, Tuscany

IKEA Puts Huge Solar Array on the Roof of its New Store in Pisa, Tuscany

This achievement means that solar energy is as cost-competitive as any other energy source in Italy and principally, without subsidies. The solar industry is approaching grid parity in an increasing number of places worldwide,” -Henrique Rodrigues, CEO of Martifer Solar. Ikea Group along with its developers, Martifer Solar, completed construction on an approximately 2,700 polycrystalline module array installed on fixed structures, the project has a total capacity of 696.15 kWp. That is enough power to run 696 microwaves at the same time each making piles of meatballs every hour. Power generation from this PV project will be at a net rate, which is equal to or less than the price of electricity being sold from the grid....