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Carlisle explores use of solar cover technology at Meadowlands landfill

April 7th, 2011 / By: / Geomembranes, Industry News

Carlisle Energy Services (CES) is currently analyzing the feasibility of using exposed geomembrane solar cover technology for the Meadowland’s Erie Landfill in North Arlington, N.J., according to a company press release.

The proposed Carlisle system features an integrated solar photovoltaic array with the geomembrane landfill cover, similar to covers previously featured in Geosynthetics.

The release said that CES recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission to proceed with the project.

Carlisle’s system includes the Spectro PowerCap, a flexible solar photovoltaic system that is applied as a landfill cover. The system features flexible solar photovoltaic laminates factory-integrated with Carlisle’s thermoplastic polyolefin geomembrane. It includes a low-profile wiring assembly designed specifically for landfill applications, the release said.

Carlisle said that it plans similar systems at Republic Services’ Hickory Ridge Landfill near Atlanta and at Madison County’s landfill near Syracuse, N.Y.

Carlisle Energy Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carlisle Construction Materials Inc., specializes in turnkey project development and design for large-scale commercial photovoltaic solar rooftops and solar landfill closure systems.

Source: Carlisle Energy Services

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