Waste firm to turn rubbish dumps into solar farms

Recycling and waste management firm SITA UK has teamed up with British Solar Renewables (BSR) to turn a number of landfill sites into solar farms. BSR will help assess and […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Recycling and waste management firm SITA UK has teamed up with British Solar Renewables (BSR) to turn a number of landfill sites into solar farms.

BSR will help assess and shortlist the landfill locations it considers to be suitable for solar development.

SITA UK already extracts methane gas from its closed landfills but is exploring additional ways the facilities could be put to good use.

Geraint Rees, General Manager for landfill at SITA UK said: “This renewable energy technology will complement the existing energy plants operated on a number of our landfill sites, which contribute a significant amount of sustainable energy to the National Grid by capturing landfill gases.”

The development of the sites will be subject to planning permission from relevant local authorities and consultation with local residents.