Does it make sense to take an old, capped landfill (an obvious liability), install a 6 MEG solar array (with potential to add other panels) and bring much needed revenue (now a wonderful asset) to a struggling city while powering over 500 homes with clean energy?
Despite some setbacks and delays, this project, financed by a private investor, is a model for sitting new energy projects on land that does not interfere with other development and is virturally useless for any other purpose.
We, as you know, reported on this story many times and, in fact, interviewed the developer (Bill Martin, CME) on a series of shows we shot in East Providence, RI. We also followed up with his RI rep, Kevin Stacom, on the radio side.
Good to see The Providence Journal catch up with the story as well: