PRESS RELEASE: ISM Solar, part of the ISM Group of Companies, providers of utility-scale solar site development services announced today that they have partnered with Atlanta based WatershedGeo™, who offer permanent closures for landfills and brownfields using their patented products, including ClosureTurf™.
Together, ISM Solar and WatershedGeo™ will design, develop and construct utility scale solar arrays on existing and new ClosureTurf™ installations.
This joint venture will provide innovative solutions specific to landfill closures, while creating opportunities to develop renewable energy across North America.
“We enter the partnership with great expectations,” said Mike Ayers, President of WatershedGeo™. “Our unique value proposition allows landfill owner/operators to turn a liability into an asset, by creating renewable energy after properly closing landfills.”
The partnership provides three key environmental benefits:
Creating permanent protection for aquifers and drinking water supplies from the hazardous materials and soil erosion associated with landfills and brownfields
Developing cost effective, utility scale solar power to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and provide a clean source of energy for decades
Repurposing landfills and brownfields to develop solar, while eliminating the need to cut down forests, place large arrays in neighborhoods or destroy family farms