Skip to comments.NY to build solar power plants on capped landfills
Posted on 04/20/2011 9:52:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK New York City plans to build solar power plants on capped landfills and launch a loan program to help property owners pay for green energy efficiency upgrades.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to announce the update Thursday. ..
The city also plans to use $40 million in federal stimulus funds to launch the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation to help property owners get financing for green improvements.
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What a f***ing taxpayer-funded boondoggle that will be, I’m sure.
Per NOAA, NYC has only 58% possible sunlight per year, based on 109 years of data.
So that means, AT BEST, it will operate at 58% efficiency. It would be BETTER to just build small coal generators on these sites, and far more efficient.
But hey, what the hell, it’s not THEIR money these Democrats are spending, is it?
This is what happens when the Feds start throwing out “free” money. Our descendants will be paying for this foolishness for generations.
More energy would likely be produced, and much more cost-effectively, by burning captured methane from the land fill.
Chinese solar manufacturers would like to thank the good taxpayers of New York (suckers).
City of San Diego Miramar landfill (along side the Marine airbase) is plumbed to carry off methane gas from the buried decaying garbage to fuel 90% of some on site electrical generators.
But there again they have to keep re-paving the adjacent highway 52 where it is constantly settling from being built and running over an older part of the landfill and we are talking some big dips in the road if left alone for to long a period. Net gain: deficit.
The greenies / Marxists want more control over your life. Energy is the life blood of capitalism... they are going to choke it off to force the redistribution of wealth and social change.
Might as well. They’re going to end up in land fills anyway.
If only NY could capture the hot air escaping from Mayor Bloomingidiot.
The nice thing is when it’s time to scrap the solar junk there are no transportation costs to the dump. Just bulldoze it in.
Not to mention what that methane will do to the solar panels.
I am learning there is a move to mine existing landfills and use the combustables in Waste to Energy (WTE) plants. There are already many of these WTE plants in the NE and there exists proven technology to recycle the ashes from the WTE process. I know, I designed and built two here in the states and one in Taiwan.