New use for old subdivisions?

Here's an idea. Maybe some of those abandoned subdivisions, victims of one of the most severe real estate slumps in recent history, can be used as solar fields or plants.

Greentech Media had this fascinating story about a solar company, attempting to avoid restrictions by the federal Bureau of Land Management, that is considering putting a solar project on a dead residential project.

What do you think of that idea? Is that feasible?

Photo by Michael Zacharzewski