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Key Considerations for Developing Solar Energy on Landfills | SCS Engineers Free, Open Forum

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Watch Considerations for Developing Solar Energy on Landfills – Now On-Demand



Recorded on Thursday, March 24, 2022
1 hour including Q&A

Landfill owners and municipalities are increasingly finding ways to repurpose capped and closed landfills. Using solar arrays on landfills is one fast-growing option that provides renewable energy and meets the approval of residents, city councils, and state environmental regulatory agencies alike.

Landfills hosting solar energy are increasing because the combination of Federal Investment Tax Credits (before January 1, 2026) and the sale of electric power with solar panels can convert sites from a sink for expenses into a source of revenue fostering community pride. But, as we know, every landfill is unique.

Using an open forum with plenty of time for Q&A throughout, Mark Huber and Kevin Yard take us through the feasibility process to meet the target cost, timeline, and levelized cost of energy given the different transitions and parties involved in the process.

Their use of case studies helps put the technical considerations and feasibility of landfill solar into context while covering these topics:

  • Trends of Solar Energy in the U.S.
  • Benefits/Challenges of Solar on Closed Landfills
  • Siting Solar on Landfills
  • Solar Feasibility Study: Case Study
  • Key Steps in Implementing Solar Projects on Landfills
  • Alternatives for Developing Solar Projects
  • Permitting Solar on Landfills
  • Landfill Engineering Considerations

Mark Huber has 30 years of civil and environmental engineering experience on landfills and electric utilities. He specializes in urban redevelopment projects with technical expertise in solar energy installations, brownfield redevelopment, civil site design, and stormwater management.

Kevin Yard has over 30 years of engineering experience encompassing various aspects of solar on landfills, landfill closure and post-closure, feasibility studies, permitting and conceptual designs, construction plans, and specifications, and operations consulting.


This educational, non-commercial webinar with a Q&A forum throughout is free and open to all who want to learn if renewable energy on local landfills is an option to consider. We recommend this month’s discussion for landfill owners, real estate developers, electric utilities, environmental engineers, agency staff, and municipal personnel interested in finding renewable energy options for closed landfills.