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Oaks Landfill Solar Project

Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services
Project Manager
Michael Yambrach
Office of Energy and Sustainability
(240) 777-6091

Montgomery County will install a large scale ground-mount solar energy system at the former Oaks Landfill located at 6001 Olney Laytonsville Road in Laytonsville.

The 5.3 megawatt ballasted ground mount system will be the largest solar project on County property. The solar energy system is expected to generate 3,417,330 kilowatt hours of electricity each year – enough to power 350 homes. The solar power is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as taking 500 cars off the road.

Oaks Landfill, home to a diverse array of plants and wildlife, also generates electricity using methane gas naturally produced by the site.

Construction is anticipated to start in early 2018.

Proposed area for solar panel installation at Oaks Landfill
Proposed area for solar panel installation at Oaks Landfill.
An example of another ballasted ground mount solar energy project
An example of another ballasted ground mount solar energy project, similar to what is planned for Oaks Landfill.
Oaks Landfill before solar panel construction
Oaks Landfill before solar panel construction.

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