The Pilot Landfill Solar Project is a pilot scale photovoltaic (PV) installation to determine the feasibility of installing solar PV at a landfill site.
Landfill sites represent a large amount of land with limited secondary uses. In addition, large sites often feature landfill gas electricity generation, including established grid connection.
Landfill sites therefore provide the opportunity to reduce both land and connection costs for a solar PV installation, if the challenges of installing solar PV on a landfill can be overcome.
The Pilot Landfill Solar Project will consist of a 100KW PV installation with three different types of foundations/footings that have previously never been trialled on landfills in Australia.
The project will determine which foundation is the best for PV installations on a landfill.
If proven possible this project could help the waste and solar industries to provide previously unknown renewable energy opportunities in Australia.