You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

South

Marshfield

Landfill site to sprout solar array

For 11 years, the Sylvester Ray Construction company dumped demolition debris in its 27-acre landfill on Clay Pit Road in Marshfield. When the lot was closed in 1988, it took two years for the site to be capped with a layer of clay at least 18 inches thick, covered with topsoil. For 20 years, the site seemed destined to sit dormant in an industrial zone north of Wildcat Woodland.

Then in 2011, state officials granted the site a post-closure use permit, and at a ribbon cutting on Tuesday officials unveiled a 3.87 megawatt-capacity solar panel project, marking the Sylvester Ray site as the 16th operational renewable energy landfill project in the state.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week