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Plainville, Mass., Set to Develop Solar Field on Closed Landfill

Plainville, Mass., Set to Develop Solar Field on Closed Landfill

Plainville, Mass., is the latest community to look into installing solar panels on a closed landfill.

The Sun Chronicle has the story:

Selectmen Monday night voted unanimously to sign a 20-year payment in lieu of taxes or PILOT agreement with Soltage, an energy firm which plans to develop a solar field on the 30-acre landfill off Interstate 495.

The landfill property, owned by Allied Waste, closed as a trash disposal site years ago. It was a chief revenue source for the town, leading to several tight budget years, and was a site where the town was able to dump its refuse at no charge.

Read the full story here.

 

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