A New Jersey based company has proposed constructing a solar-powered field that would occupy the space left behind by a closed down landfill in Ashland, Ohio.
Kurt Princic of CEP Renewables held a presentation recently to go over the company’s plan to construct a 15 MW solar-powered field in the vacant landfill space. The landfill in question closed back in 1997 and since the county has been monitoring the area’s water and explosive gases, spending nearly $90,000 a year doing so.
Princic claims CEP’s expertise is in “community” solar power facilities on properties such as landfills and brownfields.
If agreed upon, Ashland County and CEP would enter a 20-year lease for an annual fee in the range of $1,000 and $1,500 per developable acre per year. Which could be upwards of $91,500 per year for the approximately 61-acre area.