|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:16:20 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Solar Power Energizes Capped Landfill in Lowell, " Massachusetts|
Solar Power Energizes Capped Landfill in Lowell By KAT FRIEDRICH ecoRI News February 19, 2014LOWELL - The city has resurrected a section of its closed and capped landfill as a solar installation that will provide municipal power. The 1.5-megawatt solar array, which went live in January, is part of the city’s growing attempt to leverage green innovations to build on its industrial legacy.
Once known for its inventions in the textile industry, Lowell is seeking to revitalize local business and build a reputation for sustainability, said Jim Walker, Ameresco’s photovoltaics director. In 2011, Lowell won a Massachusetts “Lead by Example” award for its environmental initiatives.
The landfill solar array will provide an environmental benefit equal to taking 131 cars off the road for a year, according to Ameresco, the Framingham-based contractor leading the project.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.ecori.org/massachusetts-energy/2014/2/19/solar-power- energizes-capped-landfill-in-lowell.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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