New York landfill to host 2 community solar projects
Renewable energy source received rezoning approval to develop two community solar projects on the Marilla Street Landfill in South Buffalo, New York.
“Our company’s mission is to bring green energy to communities across New York,” said Andrew Day, partner at Source Renewables. “We are delighted to see that the Marilla Street Landfill site will now be home to a solar and clean energy community development with the rezoning approval received today. This initiative is not only good for the environment, but also saves solar energy for the residents of Buffalo. It’s a win-win situation.”
Source Renewables plans to begin construction of the two 5 MW solar panels in 2022.
The Marilla Street landfill, which is controlled by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, was used by the former Republic Steel Company as a disposal area for waste material from steelmaking operations. These community solar projects provide an important opportunity to revitalize underutilized real estate to produce green electricity, jobs and higher tax revenues, as well as save local residents money on their electricity bills.
News item from Source Renewables