U.S. Landfills Are Getting a Second Life as Solar Farms

Source: https://time.com/, June 2, 2022
By: Emily Barone

When landfills get capped and grassed over, they have the appearance of lush, rolling hills. Despite their green appearance, however, these sites are known as “brownfields”—a term for an environmentally hazardous site without a promising future. Indeed, landfills are typically unsuitable for development because the contents below the surface are both contaminated and physically unstable.

But what they can be repurposed for are solar farms, and these so-called “brightfields” are growing in number and size. Read more.

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