PR Newswire 18-Jul-2017 9:00 AM
CHICOPEE, Mass., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management (NYSE: WM), in partnership with project owner Captona Partners, recently completed construction on a 2.5 megawatt (MW DC) solar farm at the closed MT Sullivan Landfill.
Closed since 1998, the landfill now contains 7,938 solar panels on over 6 acres of land. The 2.5 megawatt (MW DC) capacity generates enough energy to power 400 homes in the region.
"Solar farms require a lot of area, and closed landfills make excellent sites for them," said Chris DeSantis, Area Vice President, Waste Management. "Waste Management has developed similar projects at other closed facilities across the country. We are pleased to add MT Sullivan, which is now one of four closed landfill sites in Massachusetts that are generating renewable, solar energy."
Two additional sites Hudson/Stow Landfill in Hudson, MA - 5 MW; and Berkley Landfill in Berkley, MA 3.6 MW were also developed by Captona Partners while the fourth site Hunt Road LF in Amesbury, MA 4.5 MW was developed by Citizens Energy Corporation.
Collectively, the four solar farms generate enough energy to power approximately 3,000 Massachusetts homes.
"We are excited to create additional, long-term value for the closed landfill by supplying clean energy to the area's residents and businesses," said Roshni Mali, Director from Captona Partners, and project manager for the Hudson/Stow, Berkley, and Chicopee solar projects.
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company's customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.
ABOUT CAPTONA PARTNERS
Captona Partners focuses on renewable energy infrastructure.The firm acquires existing and late stage development projects in the solar, wind, bioenergy and hydro power generation sector. Based out of offices in New York and London, Captona currently owns and operates assets throughout the US.
ABOUT CITIZENS ENERGY CORPORATION
Citizens Energy Corporation (www.citizensenergy.com), a Boston-based non-profit founded and run by former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, has developed a robust portfolio of renewable energy projects, including wind farms, green transmission lines and over 30 solar arrays in multiple states. Under Kennedy's leadership as chairman and president, Citizens Energy has for over 35 years channeled revenues from successful energy ventures to programs to help the poor. Citizens Solar, a division of Citizens Energy, is a major developer of utility-scale solar arrays that specializes in building solar farms on capped and closed landfills and other underused land parcels.
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SOURCE Captona Partners