Believe it or not, an iconic solar project has commenced on a closed landfill in Brooklyn, Ohio, located in Cuyahoga County. Although not known as the greatest solar resource, Brooklyn is fortunate to have a creative and aggressive public power system, Cleveland Public Power (CPP), as well as a county government that truly believes in sustainability. These attributes combined with a dynamic developer (Enerlogics Solar), helpful EPA and creative investor (Ohio-based IGS Energy), enabled this project to move forward.
Currently, CPP is constructing the new infrastructure and Conti Construction is deploying equipment on site. Enerlogics has installed a video camera at the site and a live feed is available at http://enerlogics.com/portfolio/cuyahoga-urban-renewable-power-solar-project/#livecam1.
To get up to speed on this important project, the following are recent articles of interest :
1) "Dublin-based IGS to develop solar farm on former landfill near Cleveland" (April 5, 2018)
2) "IGS Solar to Begin Construction of Solar on Landfill Site in Ohio" (April 5)
It promises to be an exciting summer as this solar project is built and enters commercial operation. Additional projects are already being considered. Stay tuned!