A Republic Services landfill in San Antonio has received an award from the Texas Council of Engineering Companies (TCEC) for its use of photovoltaic (solar) panels.
The Tessman Road Landfill received a gold medal in the council’s Engineering Excellence Awards. Specifically, the award is for an exposed geomembrane cover that sits atop closed sections of the landfill and serves as a mounting surface for panels that collect solar energy that is then used for power generation.
“We are honored that this innovative technology has been recognized for its positive impact on the surrounding community,” said Chris Synek, senior vice president south for Republic, in a press release. “We’re continually researching, developing and implementing innovative technologies to help us preserve and conserve our natural resources.”