Best Practices for Siting Solar Photovoltaics on Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

February 2013

By: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Solar Energy

This report discusses strategies for overcoming common technical challenges associated with siting solar energy systems on municipal solid waste landfills. It addresses general waste disposal practices, photovoltaic (PV) technology, and the benefits of siting PV systems on landfills. It highlights key considerations for each implementation phase, including: feasibility, design, construction, and operations and maintenance.