The Common Council in Milwaukee recently approved a project that will transform 8 acres of a closed landfill into a 2.25-megawatt solar array. The project, which will be part of We Energies’ Solar Now pilot program, will be the city’s largest solar panel project in the city’s history, according to a report by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The project is expected to include more than 7,000 solar panels, which will generate energy to power more than 460 homes.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has more details:
Part of a city-owned closed landfill at 1600 E. College Ave. near Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport will be dedicated to generating solar power, under a resolution adopted by the Common Council.
Aldermen on Tuesday unanimously approved leasing to We Energies about 8 acres, where the company will build and operate a 2.25-megawatt solar array through its Solar Now pilot program.
The lease lasts 20 years.
"Between the pocketbook, environment and security, it's as close to a win-win-win as you can get," Ald. Scott Spiker, the measure's sponsor, told the Journal Sentinel.