Town of Cumberland Capped Landfill – Cumberland, ME
The town of Cumberland has a 1,248-panel solar array built on top of their capped landfill. Cumberland worked with ReVision Energy to construct the solar array which is expected to produce 600,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year.
The solar array was built at no upfront cost to the town through a Power Purchase Agreement. ReVision Energy expects the town to see savings of roughly $20,000 in the first year. The solar array will be used to offset electric use in the town’s municipal buildings. They expect savings of more than $100,000 over the next 10 years, and eventually over $1,000,000.