ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Running low on suitable land for solar power projects, officials in the U.S. city of Annapolis homed in on a spacious site they had long written off as useless - the old municipal garbage dump.
The 62-acre (25-hectare) landfill closed in 1993 and "just sat there as a liability", said David Jarrell, public works director in Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland.
Today, capped and covered with grass, the plot accommodates more than 50,000 solar energy modules with a total capacity of 18 megawatts (MW). The only clue to its past are the venting pipes that poke out of the ground intermittently to release gas emitted by the decomposing waste below.
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