Canton Landfill Solar Facility

Canton, MA

Waste to energy—with a new twist. Southern Sky Renewable Energy developed a solar farm on a closed municipal landfill. Southern Sky looked to VHB for design and permitting ​assistance because we know how to deliver creative, practical solutions to help create a greener future. Our team worked with the client to develop a 5.8 MW facility layout that minimized the amount of existing vegetation that needed to be cleared—vegetation that screens the landfill from neighboring properties. A fully ballasted support system for the panel racks rests on the surface, keeping the panels from penetrating the landfill cap. Southern Sky calls this facility, “the crown jewel of solar projects on closed landfills in the northeast.” Pretty impressive for a landfill. 

Rows of solar panels line a grassy field on a closed landfill in Canton, Massachusetts.


  • Southern Sky Renewable Energy, LLC


  • ​Civil Engineering

  • Environmental Services

  • Permitti​ng

  • Solar Siting

  • Sustainability