Attends Workshop for EPA Regional staff and Solid Waste Management Officials From Across the Country
TOWN PRESS RELEASE– Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann was invited to speak in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday, March 21st, at the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Workshop about renewable energy. Supervisor Hoehmann will present details on Clarkstown’s Solar Field, the first large scale solar field on a capped landfill in the State of New York.
In 2014, a groundbreaking, large-scale solar field proposed by Supervisor Hoehmann was opened on a landfill in West Nyack. This 13-acre site now contains over 8,000 solar panels creating green energy which will result in a long-term savings of over $4,000,000 to the taxpayers. In addition, this project was accomplished through a public/private partnership where the private developer covered all the installation and maintenance costs of the project.
“I am proud of our innovative solar project as it utilizes renewable energy to assist us in reducing energy costs for the Town,” said Supervisor Hoehmann. “I am honored to present our project and the lessons we learned to EPA Regional staff and solid waste management officials from across the country.”
In addition to Supervisor Hoehmann attending workshops such as this, the New York Power Authority is working on a white paper of Clarkstown’s solar field project for other municipalities to use as a model to construct solar fields across the state.