Map of Solar & Wind Projects at Massachusetts Landfills
 
MassDEP has issued post-closure use permits allowing for the development of solar and wind projects on closed landfills across Massachusetts. Approved projects are listed alphabetically by community on the table below. Each entry includes:
  • The city or town and MassDEP Region where the project is located.
  • Information about the applicant(s) and the landfill, including its physical address.
  • A brief description of the renewable energy installation and current status of the project.
  • The date of MassDEP's decision and relevant approval document(s).
Learn more: Landfill Post-Closure Use Permitting Guidelines

Browse by City/Town: A - C | D - F | G - I | J - L | M - O | P - R | S - U | V- Z

Communities A - C

City/Town &
MassDEP Region
Applicant(s),
Landfill Name &
Address
Project Description &
Status
Transmittal Number,
Date of Decision &
Approval Document(s)
Acton
Central
Town of Acton & Ameresco Inc.
Acton Landfill
14 Forest Road
1.59 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 17.5-acre site
Under Construction
X251838 9/26/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X251838: Permit Approval with Conditions, 9/26/2012
doc format of pcup_acton.doc
Adams
Western
Tecta Solar Quantum LLC
Adams Landfill
East Road
1.1 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 5-acre site
Operating Since December 2013
X239197 1/5/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X239197: Permit Approval with Conditions, 1/5/2012
doc format of X239197: Permit Approval with Conditions, 1/5/2012
Agawam
Western
Rivermoor-Citizens Agawam LLC
Grasso Landfill
Main Street
1.98 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 9.5-acre site
Operating Since April 2013
X241104: Permit Approval with Conditions, 1/6/2012 pdf format of X241104: Permit Approval with Conditions, 1/6/2012
doc format of X241104: Permit Approval with Conditions, 1/6/2012
Aquinnah
Southeast
Town of Aquinnah Board of Health
Aquinnah Landfill
24 State Street
0.048 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 0.3-acre site
Operating Since December 2012
X241361 9/5/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X241361: Permit Approval with Conditions, 9/5/2012
doc format of pcup_aquinnah.doc
Barnstable
Southeast
Town of Barnstable & American Capital Energy
Barnstable Municipal Landfill
Flint Street
4.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 52-acre site
Operating Since September 2014
X238602: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011 pdf format of X238602: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011
doc format of X238602: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011
Billerica
Northeast
Urban Green Technologies Renewable Energy 7 LLC
Shaffer Landfill
209 Pond Street
5.99 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 63-acre site
Operating Since August 2014

X241512 9/7/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of pcup_shaffer.pdf
file size 1MB doc format of pcup_shaffer.doc file size 1MB

X258163 11/22/2013 Approval of Project Modification pdf format of X258163 11/22/2013 Approval of Project Modification
doc format of pcup-shaffer-mod.doc  

Braintree
Southeast
Town of Braintree
Braintree Landfill
Ivory Street
1.263 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 22-acre siteX262183 9/4/2014 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X262183 9/4/2014 Permit Approval with Conditions 
doc format of pcup-braintree.doc
Brewster
Southeast
Town of Brewster & American Capital Energy
Brewster Landfill
201 Run Hill Road
1.2 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 16-acre site
Operating Since September 2014
X238601 12/30/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X238602: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011
doc format of X238602: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011
Brookfield
Central
Town of Brookfield & EPG Solar LLC
Brookfield Landfill
Quaboag Street
0.575 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 15.7-acre site
Operating Since September 2013
X251742 9/13/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of pcup_brookfield.pdf
doc format of pcup_brookfield.doc
Canton
Southeast
Town of Canton & Southern Sky Renewable Energy LLC
Canton Landfill
Pine Street
5.6 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 15-acre site
Operating Since August 2012

X235567 12/30/2010 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X235567: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2010
doc format of X235567: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2010

X241291 12/30/2011 Approval of Modification to Previous Permit pdf format of X241291: Approval of Permit Modification, 12/30/2011
doc format of X241291: Approval of Permit Modification, 12/30/2011

Carver
Southeast
Ravenbrook Farms Inc. & SSRE Ravenbrook LLC
Ravenbrook Farms Landfill
Plymouth Street
6.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 14-acre site
Operating Since December 2013
X241368 10/10/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of pcup_ravenbrook.pdf
doc format of pcup_ravenbrook.doc
Chatham
Southeast
Town of Chatham & American Capital Energy
Chatham Landfill
97 Sam Ryder Road
1.9 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 16.5-acre site
Operating Since September 2014
X238613 12/27/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X238613: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/27/2011
doc format of X238613: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/27/2011
Chicopee
Western
Chicopee Granby Road Solar LLC & Chicopee Lodge of Elks #1849
Chicopee Elks Landfill
431 Granby Road
2.3 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 9.6-acre site
Under Construction
X259593 6/9/2014 Permit Approval pdf format of X259593 6/9/2014 Permit Approval
doc format of pcup-chicopeeelks.doc
Chilmark
Southeast
Town of Chilmark & Vineyard Power Solar IV LLC
Chilmark Landfill
Tabor House Road
0.099 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 6-acre site
Operating Since September 2014
X240539 3/1/2013 Permit Approval pdf format of X240539 3/1/2013 Permit Approval
Concord
Northeast
Town of Concord
Concord Landfill
755 Walden Street
1.75 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 4.1-acre site
Under Construction
X256217 8/19/2013 Permit Approval pdf format of X256217 8/19/2013 Permit Approval
doc format of X256217 8/19/2013 Permit Approval

Communities D - F

City/Town &
MassDEP Region
Applicant(s),
Landfill Name &
Address
Project Description &
Status
Transmittal Number,
Date of Decision &
Approval Document(s)
Dalton
Western
Dalton Solar LLC, Warren Farms Solar LLC & Town of Dalton
Dalton Landfill & Warren Farms Landfill
Park Street Extension
Dalton Landfill: 1.2 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 5-acre site
Warren Farms Landfill: 2.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 8.5-acre site
X259693 6/30/2014 Permit Approval pdf format of X259693 6/30/2014 Permit Approval
doc format of pcup-daltonwarren.doc
Dartmouth
Southeast
Town of Dartmouth & Borrego Solar Systems Inc.
Russells Mills Landfill
Russells Mills Road
1.4 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 6.3-acre site
Operating Since March 2013
X239763 7/24/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X239763: Permit Approval with Conditions, 7/24/2012
doc format of X239763: Permit Approval with Conditions, 7/24/2012
Dennis
Southeast
Town of Dennis & American Capital Energy
Dennis Landfill
Theopilus Smith Road
6.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 25-acre site
Operating Since September 2014
X250047 8/2/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X250047 8/2/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions
doc format of pcup_dennis.doc
Duxbury
Southeast
Town of Duxbury & American Capital Energy
Duxbury Landfill
Mayflower Street
0.5 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 12-acre site
Under Construction
X251914 12/3/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X251914 12/3/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions
doc format of pcup_duxbury.doc
Eastham
Southeast
Town of Eastham & American Capital Energy
Eastham Landfill
Old Orchard Road
0.63 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 10.4-acre site
Operating Since September 2014
X238614 12/20/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X238614: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/20/2011
doc format of X238614: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/20/2011
Easton
Southeast
Town of Easton & Borrego Solar Systems Inc.
Easton Landfill
114 Prospect Street
1.86 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 20-acre site
Operating Since April 2014
X252054 12/26/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of pcup_easton.pdf
doc format of pcup_easton.doc
Easthampton
Western
City of Easthampton
Oliver Street Landfill
Oliver Street
2.3 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 11-acre site
Operating Since June 2012
X238328 8/9/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of X238328: Permit Approval, 8/9/2011
doc format of X238328: Permit Approval, 8/9/2011
Fairhaven
Southeast
Town of Fairhaven
Fairhaven Sanitary Landfill
Bridge Street
0.578 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on site of less than 3 acres
Under Construction
X235371 12/30/2010 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X235371: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2010
doc format of X235371: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2010

Communities G - I

City/Town &
MassDEP Region
Applicant(s),
Landfill Name &
Address
Project Description &
Status
Transmittal Number,
Date of Decision &
Approval Document(s)
Greenfield
Western
Town of Greenfield
Wisdom Way Landfill
Wisdom Way
2.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 23-acre site
Operating Since June 2012

X234090 9/1/2010 Permit Approval pdf format of X234090: Permit Approval, 9/1/2010
doc format of X234090: Permit Approval, 9/1/2010

X236791 6/22/2011 Approval of Permit Modification pdf format of X236791: Approval of Permit Modification, 6/22/2011
doc format of X236791: Approval of Permit Modification, 6/22/2011  

Harwich
Southeast
Town of Harwich & American Capital Energy
Town of Harwich Municipal Landfill
209 Queen Anne Road
4.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 28-acre site
Operating Since September 2014
X238616 12/20/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X238616: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/20/2011
doc format of X238616: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/20/2011
Haverhill
Northeast
Covanta Haverhill Associates
Ward Hill Neck Landfill
100 Recovery Way
0.457 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on westerly & southeasterly slopes of closed/capped Phase XI & XII sectionsX238218 10/21/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of X238218: Permit Approval, 10/21/2011
doc format of X238218: Permit Approval, 10/21/2011
Hull
Northeast
Town of Hull & Hull Municipal Lighting Plant
Hull Sanitary Landfill
George Washington Boulevard & Logan Avenue
1.8 megawatt wind turbine
Operating Since May 2006
W060537 8/23/2005 Permit Approval pdf format of W060537 8/23/2005 Permit Approval
doc format of W060537: Permit Approval, 8/23/2005

Communities J - L

City/Town &
MassDEP Region

Applicant(s), Landfill Name & Address

Project Description &
Status
Transmittal Number,
Date of Decision &
Approval Document(s)
Kingston
Southeast
Town of Kingston
Kingston Sanitary Landfill
Cranberry Road

1.8 megawatt wind turbine
Operating Since June 2012

Live Power Generation Data

X237412 5/27/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X237412 5/27/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions
doc format of X237412: Permit Approval with Conditions, 5/27/2011
Lancaster
Central
Town of Lancaster
Lancaster Landfill
Lunenburg Road

0.5 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 2.78-acre gravel pit adjacent to the closed landfill
Operating Since September 2013

Live Power Generation Data

X238918 9/26/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X238918: Permit Approval with Conditions, 9/26/2011
doc format of X238918: Permit Approval with Conditions, 9/26/2011
Lee
Western
Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
Lee Landfill
Woodland Road
0.46 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 2.5-acre siteX240539 3/1/2013 Permit Approval pdf format of X240539 3/1/2013 Permit Approval
Lenox
Western
Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
Willow Creek Road Landfill
Willow Creek Road
0.638 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 3-acre siteX256080 11/8/2013 Permit Approval pdf format of X256080 11/8/2013 Permit Approval
doc format of pcup-willowcreek.doc
Lowell
Northeast
City of Lowell
Westford Street Landfill
1020 Westford Street
1.5 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 42-acre site
Operating Since January 2014
X254169 3/20/2013 Permit Approval pdf format of X254169: Permit Approval, 5/20/2013
doc format of pcup-westfordst.doc
Ludlow
Western
Town of Ludlow
Ludlow Landfill
Holyoke Street
2.6 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 10-acre site
Operating Since September 2013
X252487 9/14/2012 Permit Approval pdf format of pcup_ludlow.pdf
doc format of pcup_ludlow.doc

Communities M - O

City/Town &
MassDEP Region
Applicant(s),
Landfill Name &
Address
Project Description &
Status
Transmittal Number,
Date of Decision &
Approval Document(s)
Marshfield
Southeast
Sylvester Ray Inc.
Sylvester Ray Construction & Demolition Debris Landfill
Clay Pit Road
3.87 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 27-acre siteX240565 12/30/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X240565: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011
doc format of X240565: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011
Mashpee
Southeast
Town of Mashpee & American Capital Energy
Mashpee Landfill
Asher’s Path East
1.83 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 22-acre site
Under Construction
X250062 10/25/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of pcup_mashpee.pdf
doc format of pcup_mashpee.doc
Maynard
Central
Town of Maynard & EPG Solar LLC
Maynard Landfill
Waltham Road
1.2 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 4.8-acre site
Under Construction
X251114 9/18/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of pcup_maynard.pdf
doc format of pcup_maynard.doc
Methuen
Northeast
Town of Methuen
Methuen Landfill
Huntington Avenue
1.287 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 4.7-acre site
Operating Since August 2013
X250696: Permit Approval, 8/8/2012 pdf format of X250696: Permit Approval, 8/8/2012
doc format of X250696: Permit Approval, 8/8/2012
Needham
Northeast
Town of Needham
Needham Sanitary Landfill
1421 Central Avenue
3.7 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 75.4-acre siteX259506 7/29/2014 Permit Approval pdf format of X259506 7/29/2014 Permit Approval
doc format of pcup-needham.doc
Norfolk
Central
Town of Norfolk
Norfolk Landfill
33 Medway Branch
0.55 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 1.58-acre site
Operating Since June 2012
X239659 12/21/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of X239659: Permit Approval, 12/21/2011
doc format of X239659: Permit Approval, 12/21/2011
Norfolk
Central
Town of Norfolk
Norfolk Landfill
33 Medway Branch
1.05 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 3.5-acre site
Operating Since June 2012
X239663 11/4/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of X239663: Permit Approval, 11/4/2011
doc format of X239663: Permit Approval, 11/4/2011
North Adams
Western
City of North Adams
E Street Landfill
E Street
3.6 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 11.7-acre site
Under Construction
X240539 9/9/2014 Permit Approval pdf format of  X240539 9/9/2014 Permit Approval
doc format of pcup-estreet.doc
Orleans
Southeast
Town of Orleans & Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
Orleans Sanitary Landfill
56 Lots Hollow Road
0.574 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 3.4-acre site
Under Construction
X255063 10/31/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X255063 10/31/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions
doc format of pcup-orleans.doc

Communities P - R

City/Town &
MassDEP Region
Applicant(s),
Landfill Name &
Address
Project Description &
Status
Transmittal Number,
Date of Decision &
Approval Document(s)
Pittsfield
Western
City of Pittsfield
Pittsfield Municipal Landfill
Downing Street Parkway
2.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 9-acre siteX237707 8/19/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of X237707: Permit Approval, 8/19/2011
doc format of X237707: Permit Approval, 8/19/2011
Provincetown
Southeast
Provincetown Landfill/Transfer Station
Town of Provincetown & Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
90 Race Point Road

0.153 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on transfer station site abutting landfill
Under Construction

X256453 11/1/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X256453 11/1/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions
doc format of pcup-provincetown.doc
Rockland
Southeast
Town of Rockland & NextSun Energy Rockland LLC
Beech Street Landfill
Beech Street
2.6 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 7.5-acre site
Operating Since December 2013
X251391 10/2/2012 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of pcup_rockland.pdf
doc format of pcup_rockland.doc

Communities S - U

City/Town &
MassDEP Region
Applicant(s),
Landfill Name &
Address
Project Description &
Status
Transmittal Number,
Date of Decision &
Approval Document(s)
Scituate
Southeast
Town of Scituate
Scituate Landfill
280 Driftway Road
3.0 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 29-acre site
Operating Since September 2013
X238383 9/9/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of X238383: Permit Approval, 9/9/2011
doc format of X238383: Permit Approval, 9/9/2011
South Hadley
Western
Town of South Hadley
South Hadley Landfill
12 Industrial Drive

0.077 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) berm
Operating Since May 2012

Live Power Generation Data

No Transmittal Number 12/27/10 Post-closure use incorporated into MSE approval
Springfield
Western
Cottage Developers LLP & Western Massachusetts Electric Co.
Cottage Street Landfill
Cottage Street
3.9 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 53-acre site
Operating Since May 2014
X235137 3/4/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of X235137: Permit Approval, 3/4/2011
doc format of X235137: Permit Approval, 3/4/2011

8/16/2013 Project Modification pdf format of 8/16/2013 Project Modification
doc format of 8/16/2013 Project Modification
Springfield
Western
Chicopee Rover Solar LLC & WestMass Area Development Corp.
Delta Hills Landfill
Robbins Road
2.6 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 8-acre site
Under Construction
X259634 6/20/2014 Permit Approval pdf format of X259634 6/20/2014 Permit Approval
doc format of pcup-deltahills.doc
Sudbury
Northeast
Town of Sudbury
Sudbury Sand Hill Landfill
20 Boston Post Road
1.512 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 7-acre site
Operating Since December 2013
X254464 4/12/2013 Revised Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X254464 4/12/2013 Revised Permit Approval with Conditio
Tisbury
Southeast
Town of Tisbury & American Capital Energy
Tisbury Landfill
59 High Point Lane
1.2 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 15-acre site
Operating Since July 2014
X235137 3/4/2011 Permit Approval pdf format of X238619: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011
doc format of X238619: Permit Approval with Conditions, 12/30/2011

Communities V - Z

City/Town &
MassDEP Region
Applicant(s),
Landfill Name &
Address
Project Description &
Status
Transmittal Number,
Date of Decision &
Approval Document(s)
Westfield
Western
Twiss Street Solar LLC
Twiss Street Landfill
Twiss Street
3.2 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 8.5-acre site
Under Construction
X259635 7/3/2014 Permit Approval pdf format of X259635 7/3/2014 Permit Approval
doc format of pcup-westfield.doc
West Tisbury
Southeast
Town of West Tisbury & Broadway Renewable Strategies LLC
West Tisbury Landfill
46 Old Stage Road
0.884 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on 9-acre site
Under Construction
X255069 10/31/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X255069 10/31/2013 Permit Approval with Conditions
doc format of pcup-wtisbury.doc
Winchendon
Central
Town of Winchendon
Winchendon Landfill
River Street
2.4 megawatt photovoltaic (solar) array on site abutting landfillX237658 7/1/2011 Permit Approval with Conditions pdf format of X237658: Permit Approval with Conditions, 7/1/2011
doc format of X237658: Permit Approval with Conditions, 7/1/2011