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February 23, 2024

West Hartford-based Verogy to convert 3 capped landfills in CT into solar energy farms

HBJ PHOTO | STEVE LASCHEVER William Herchel, president and CEO of solar company Verogy.

A solar energy developer based in West Hartford, Verogy, has received approvals to convert former landfills in Deep River, Middletown and Montville into solar energy projects.

The company announced it has received permits from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to create the energy farms.

Verogy plans to install solar arrays on the capped landfills, which will produce a total of 2.15 megawatts of clean energy – enough to power 252 homes for a year. 

Verogy said the projects will give the contaminated parcels, which total 7 acres, “a new lease on life” by transforming them from environmental burdens into useful assets.

“These projects mark a dual victory for the environment,” said Will Herchel, CEO of Verogy.  “First, by generating renewable energy, these projects will significantly reduce carbon emissions, contributing to the fight against climate change. Second, the use of capped landfills for the projects represents an important achievement in land reclamation and sustainability.”

The projects are at 206 Winthrop Road, Deep River; 180 Johnson St., Middletown and 669 Route 163, Montville.

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