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Solar Park at Sutters Landing

Project brings Solar Power to Former City Landfill

Championed by City of Sacramento Councilman Steve Cohn and the Sacramento Recycling and Solid Waste Division, a solar installation has been built at Sutter’s Landing Park, a former land fill that was identified as a future regional park in 1984 and named Sutter’s Landing Park by the City Council in 1989.  

solar with skyline

Adjacent to the American River Parkway, Sutter’s Landing Park also boasts a diversity of wildlife and habitat including habitat for the elderberry longhorn beetle. 

“The new solar installation, in addition to producing clean power, provides much needed shade to park-goers including covered carports and shaded seating areas in the dog park.” said Cohn. “Conergy also understood the necessity of preserving the elderberry beetle’s habitat onsite and graciously worked with all stakeholders to accommodate and protect this sensitive habitat through all phases of the project.”

Dog Park Solar Shade Panels

This is the first project of its type to convert a portion of an urban landfill to a renewable energy source.  The 1.5 megawatt solar installation will produce 2,300 megawatt hours of clean power annually for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), which will be used for residential and commercial business consumption.  

Solar Project Documents

EIR Documents

Landfill Post closure Plan Amendment