From the Daily News:
A disused Rockaways landfill could soon be lighting up homes on the peninsula.
Local civic leaders have asked the Long Island Power Authority to install a solar panel field at the 118-acre Edgemere landfill along Jamaica Bay near Kennedy Airport — with waterfront access to park users.
The former dump was closed and remediated more than 15 years ago, and is now controlled by the Parks Department.The site handled 1,000 tons of garbage a day in 1987, according to published reports.
LIPA officials said they’re open to the idea and are prepared to sit down with local leaders to discuss it. Unlike most of New York City, the Rockaways are on the LIPA power grid.