City of­fers old land­fill as site for re­new­able en­ergy

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NEW YORK | A New York City site once known for the size of its garbage heaps would be home to al­ter­na­tive en­ergy sources that could gen­er­ate 20 megawatts of re­new­able power, now that the city is so­lic­it­ing bids to build and op­er­ate a wind farm and so­lar power plant there.

City of­fi­cials put out a re­quest for pro­pos­als Tues­day to build so­lar and wind power fa­cil­i­ties at Staten Is­land’s Fresh Kills land­fill. With 75 acres avail­able for lease, city of­fi­cials said, the project at the closed land­fill could gen­er­ate enough en­ergy to power 6,000 homes and would dou­ble the city’s re­new­able-en­ergy ca­pac­ity.

The land­fill closed in March 2001. It re­opened briefly af­ter the Sept. 11 ter­ror­ist at­tacks as a sort­ing place for de­bris from the World Trade Cen­ter.

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