Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Advantages of Developing Solar on Brownfields | Greentech Media

I'm proud that several of Colorado's community solar gardens have been built on brownfields, as well as at water treatment plants, airports, and on parking lots. The United States has already ruined enough land to power itself with solar - we don't need to ruin more!

- Joy


When PSE&G, the largest utility in New Jersey, announces that it’s investing nearly half a billion dollars in mid-scale solar, developers in the West should take notice. Why? Because the Garden State, in addition to being blessed with rich soil, has an abundance of brownfields and landfills upon which the utility will build dozens of megawatts of new photovoltaic capacity.
Building on brownfields and landfills cuts down on -- or perhaps completely eliminates -- the kind of resource conflicts that have frequently plagued large-scale solar projects in California, particularly those on public lands.

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