panels 2 cropped (small)The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) has built the first landfill-based solar energy-generating facility in Connecticut atop the capped Hartford Landfill. On Thursday, September 4, 2014, MIRA celebrated the grand opening of this award-winning facility, which will generate up to one megawatt of electricity, enough to power about 1,000 homes when operating at full capacity.



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Press Release

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Background Info

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Images of Solar Array

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Images of Grand Opening

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Video of Installation

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