June 2019
Volume 71    Issue 6

Adaptive reuse of mined lands for solar energy

Mining Engineering , 2019, Vol. 71, No. 6, pp. 18-18


The diversification of energy sources in the United States has seen some major shifts during the past decade resulting from:

  • A sudden abundance of low-cost natural gas becoming available through advanced horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques.
  • Incentive-driven policies leading to new development in alternative energy.
  • The emergence of alternative energy sources proliferated as a result of state and federal level incentives and falling capital costs. 

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