Hickory Ridge: From Landfill to Solar Energy Plant

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” William Pollard

In this week’s blog, I would like to share with you more information about the Hickory Ridge Project. According to the Republic Waste Services, Inc. Hickory Ridge Landfill is Georgia’s largest solar energy facility (i.e. HDR Inc., 2014).

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Hickory Ridge Landfill utilizes the spektrum power cap technology permitting landfill final closure system. The closure represents an innovative way and a milestone in the solid waste industry replacing the Subtitle D closure (i.e. HDR Inc., 2014).

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© hdrinc.com

On the 48 acre Hickory Ridge Landfill uses 7,000 solar panels to convert sunlight into more than 1 megawatt of clean and renewable energy for the local community and Republic Waste Services, Inc. (i.e. HDR Inc., 2014).

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© waste360.com

As this week unfolds, let’s take a few moments to reflect on our life and find ways to become part of a sustainable future:).

Work Cited:

"Solar-Powered Landfills." YouTube. YouTube, 31 Oct. 2011. Web. 02 Sept. 2014.

"Hickory Ridge Landfill Solar Energy Cover." HDR, Inc, 2 Sept. 2014. Web. 09 Sept. 2014.

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