Des Moines, Iowa

These solar arrays will provide renewable energy to two new City of Des Moines facilities- Animal Control and Greenhouse.  They are sized to provide 110% of the annual electrical usage for both facilities.  Panels will be ballast-mounted to minimize disruption of the existing landfill cap. Ground covering will include a pollinator lawn and native seed mix made up of grass and flowering plants that attract dozens of at-risk species.  This solar field is a prime example of the reuse of a decommissioned landfill for renewable energy.

Collaborators included: IMEG/Genus Landscape Architects/LT Leon