Verogy to transform 3 Connecticut landfills into solar energy hubs

Verogy Deep River landfill solar
Verogy’s 675 kWdc Deep River landfill solar project.

West Hartford, Connecticut-based solar developer Verogy has received permits to build solar projects on three former landfills. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) granted permits to convert sites in Deep River, Middletown and Montville, Connecticut, into solar energy projects. 

The capped landfills will now host solar projects with an aggregate size of 2.15 MWdc and will produce more than 2.6 GWh of clean energy per year. 

Landfills are often seen as environmental burdens to their communities. Through Verogy, these parcels will be given a new lease on life and will be converted from underutilized sites into useful assets. In total, the company will redevelop more than seven acres of remediated land, bringing the properties back into productive use. 

The recent approvals from CT DEEP reflect a core strategy of the company, which is to develop and prioritize opportunities to convert landfill sites into clean energy producing properties.

“Verogy is grateful to Connecticut DEEP’s staff for their thoughtful review of our three landfill projects,” said Will Herchel, CEO of Verogy. “These projects mark a dual victory for the environment. First, by generating renewable energy, these projects will significantly reduce carbon emissions, contributing to the fight against climate change. Second, the use of capped landfills for the projects represents an important achievement in land reclamation and sustainability.”

Project details

Deep River

Project location: 206 Winthrop Road

System Size: 675 kWdc

Production: 838,875 kWh/year

Environmental Benefits: Verogy’s Deep River project will remediate and cap a former 2.3-acre landfill, returning a once-contaminated site to productive use.

Middletown

Project location: 180 Johnson Street

System Size: 809 kWdc

Production: 1,005,264 kWh/year

Environmental Benefits: Verogy’s Middletown project will remediate and cap a former 2.5-acre landfill, returning a once-contaminated site to productive use.

Montville

Project location: 669 Route 163

System Size: 670 kWdc

Production: 831,942 kWh/year

Environmental Benefits: Verogy’s Montville project will redevelop a former 2.4-acre landfill, returning a once-contaminated site to productive use.

“Verogy’s commitment to sustainability is at the core of our landfill projects,” added Herchel. “By harnessing the power of the sun and revitalizing formerly unusable land, we are taking meaningful steps towards a cleaner, greener future in Connecticut. We are excited about these great projects and look forward to finding even more opportunities to transform landfill sites into clean energy producing properties.”

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