The City of South Portland has visions of taking otherwise unusable landfill space and converting it into a productive solar farm. From the Portland Press Herald:
SOUTH PORTLAND — Undaunted by drizzling rain, Tex Haeuser climbs the man-made hill at a good clip, eager to show off the city’s former landfill.
Stretching to the east, behind the solid waste transfer station on Highland Avenue, the rolling, 34-acre field is dotted with white plastic pipes venting methane gas produced by the buried garbage. Nothing can be built on the capped landfill that might damage it. Haeuser, the city’s longtime planning director, sees nothing but potential.