Knox County approves option for landfill solar project

Read the full story from Tri States Public Radio.

The Knox County board approved an option to lease 40 acres of land at the county landfill for a 13-megawatt solar project.

The project with Massachusetts-based Ameresco Solar calls for solar arrays on portions of the landfill east of Wataga that have been closed.

The company has been working on similar landfill solar projects with several Illinois communities.

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