United Solar powers up 1-MW solar system at landfill in Georgia
Oct 6, 2011 - United Solar, a unit of US flexible solar laminate maker Energy Conversion Devices Inc (NASDAQ:ENER), said Thursday it had put on stream a 1-MW solar power plant at the Hickory Ridge solid waste landfill in Conley, Georgia.
The system consists of around 7,000 modules bonded to a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) geomembrane, which was made by Carlisle Energy Services. United Solar estimates that the solar facility will produce enough power for more than 200 local households and will offset 1,374 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.
The solar power project in Conley is the third completed installation of United Solar flexible solar laminates on a US landfill, the company added.