First company to integrate solar technology to create energy-producing cover system
Who: Republic Services, Inc., owner of the Tessman Road Landfill,
CPS Energy and community leaders. Republic Services, a leading
provider of solid waste and recycling services, owns or operates
242 transfer stations, 213 solid waste landfills and 78
recycling facilities. The company is headquartered in Phoenix,
Arizona and has more than 35,000 employees.
What: A dedication ceremony to commemorate the inaugural use of a
flexible solar cover on a landfill. The Solar Energy Cover
generates clean, renewable energy, reducing the need for
nonrenewable sources. The landfill facilities now run completely
on green power -- the solar technology and an existing methane
The flexible solar strips, developed by United Solar, capture the
sun's rays for conversion into electricity and are adhered
directly to a Firestone manufactured synthetic geomembrane cover.
Republic and partner, CPS Energy, Greater San Antonio's electric
and natural gas provider, will document the results of this
project for use in the deployment of solar energy covers on
landfills throughout the region and to provide electricity in
excess of the landfill facilities' needs to area power customers.
When: April 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Why: As part of its ongoing commitment to creating cleaner, greener
communities, Republic Services has embarked on a revolutionary
new venture that will allow the company's landfills to increase
their overall energy output.
Republic operates more than 65 renewable energy projects
nationwide, primarily capturing landfill gas. Republic's
facilities provide enough energy to meet the needs of 319,177
homes. Using this renewable energy source reduces emissions
equivalent to taking more than 3,108,839 cars off the road. To
have the same effect, you would have to plant 3,857,787 acres of
pine or fir trees.
Where: The dedication ceremony will take place at the Tessman Road
7000 East I-10, San Antonio, TX, 78219
Take I-10/US 90 East past the intersection with I-410. Take exit
583 toward N. Foster Road and stay on frontage road. Continue to
first driveway and enter on your right. You will see an Allied
Waste sign at the entrance to the landfill. (Approximately 15
minutes from downtown San Antonio.)
Peg Mulloy 480.627.2887; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob McCullough 210.353.2344; RGMcCullough@CPSEnergy.com
/PRNewswire - March 25/
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SOURCE: Republic Services, Inc.