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From landfill to solar array

The recent construction of a solar array on a decommissioned landfill in Rockland County is the first of its kind for New York State.

The 2.36 MW solar project should generate more than 2.8 million kWh and offset more than 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.  The  energy produced should save taxpayers as much as $4 million over the array’s lifetime.

The array was the idea of Town of Clarkstown Councilman George Hoehmann, who first proposed it in 2009.  With a combination of public and private investment, including New York State’s Sun initiative, the Town incurred no expenses for the 13-acre array in West Nyack.

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