The main issue with solar panels is how much land they take compared to how much energy they create. Now, it seems like there’s a solution to the problem.
Solar firms have started building solar farms on landfills. This is believed to increase the US solar energy capacity by 63 gigawatts, or about 60%.According to the Good News Network, landfills are a readymade source of open land close enough to the cities. As a plus, they aren’t used for anything else, so the solar farms aren’t taking up valuable land space.
While it’s a bigger challenge to build a solar farm on a landfill than on flat ground, they offer a bigger appeal, as they can turn brown, barren landfills into green fields and provide energy for communities.
Solar farms on landfills also give a source of cheap power to underserved communities living close to landfills.
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