Atlanta wants landfills turned into solar farms 

Nearly 33 acres of city-owned property could harness renewable energy

BRIGHT IDEAS: City’s planning to cover old trash mounds with solar panels, similar to DeKalb County’s Hickory Ridge Landfill.

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BRIGHT IDEAS: City’s planning to cover old trash mounds with solar panels, similar to DeKalb County’s Hickory Ridge Landfill.

For years, the city's now-closed landfills have done nothing but sit idle and emit methane. Now, more than 30 acres of city-owned property, including those former trash heaps and parts of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, could be converted into solar farms. City Hall…

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