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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.

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