Energy output: 206,375,360 kWh/year
Councilman Hoehmann first proposed the idea of a solar field on Clarkstown’s landfill to turn “trash into flash”. The town then worked with 174 Power Global to add new life to its landfill and at the same time, create a new source of power. 174 Power Global managed the turnkey installation of a 2.36 MWdc ground mount solar system on Clarkstown’s capped landfill and added 8,744 solar panels across 13 acres of land. Clarkstown’s landfill solar system marks the first large scale municipal solar field in the state of New York.
There was zero-development cost to the Clarkstown and instead, save the town more than $4.6 million over the life of the system. The solar system will also offset 170,000 tons of carbon each year, putting Clarkstown on the map as a leading example of sustainable energy.