Featured Video: Jordan Dairy Farm
The Mass Clean Energy Center provided Jordan Dairy Farms with $360,000 to fund feasibility studies, and design, and construction costs, while the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources contributed over $50,000 toward other project costs. State and federal officials gathered to celebrate the project's completion in June 2011 in Rutland, Mass.
Contaminated Land & Brownfields
Closed Landfills With Permits for Renewable Energy
MassDEP encourages the "recycling" of closed and capped landfills into renewable energy facilities. To date, the agency has issued permits allowing for the installation of solar panels or wind turbines on nearly 50 old landfills across the state.
Examples: Completed Renewables-on-Landfills Projects
Successful solar and wind installations in Massachusetts and across the country.
An Old New England Town Lights the Way with Solar
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) RE-Powering America's Land case study on the Scituate landfill solar farm.
Easthampton Captures Sun Power file size 1MB
Workshop presentation on the process followed by this western Massachusetts city to install a 2.3-megawatt solar farm on its old landfill.
Hull Cited as Wind Power Pioneer
The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized the South Shore town for "outstanding leadership in advancing the use of wind power in a coastal community."
Kingston Wind Real-Time Data
"Dashboard" showing power generation and environmental benefits of wind turbines operating on a closed landfill.
Lancaster Solar Real-Time Data
Power generation and environmental benefit "dashboard" for solar panels operating on a closed landfill.