America’s Biggest Landfill To Become New York’s Largest Solar Project
What was once the largest landfill on the planet is being reinvented to provide solar energy to the citizens of New York City — enough to power 2,000 homes.
Mayor Bloomberg announced last week the city’s plans to convert roughly 47 acres of land at the Freshkills Park on Staten Island into a 10-MW solar installation, five times bigger than any other system in the city and boosting the city’s renewable energy by 50 percent, according to officials.
Alongside the solar installation and planned wind turbines, parks and green spaces spanning 2,200 acres are being developed.
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