Allan Gerlat, News Editor

July 14, 2014

1 Min Read
Pennsylvania’s York County Starts Solar Project on Landfill

The York County (Pennsylvania) Solid Waste Authority (YCSWA) has launched a solar energy project at its closed landfill.

The system now is online and generating electricity with a 25-year service agreement between the YCSWA and York Solar Partners LLC, which developed the project, according to a news release.

The partners project that the system will produce 300,000-kilowatt hours (AC) of electricity annually, which is approximately the annual energy usage at the landfill. The project consists of a 240,000-watt (DC) solar panel energy system comprising 806 panels constructed on two acres of the former landfill. The panels are constructed on the ground and stand about six feet high.

The YCSWA invested $100,000 in the start-up of the project and serves as host customer, with York County Solar Partners acting as the system owner. York County Solar also retains any financial benefits. The YCSWA retains the green attributes of the system, which would include benefits such as renewable energy credits and avoided emissions.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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