This blog was originally published by Brownfield Listings.
BrownfieldListings.com (BL), the groundbreaking redevelopment marketplace and project platform, is pleased to report over 4,000 acres of property in the United States has already signed up to participate in BL’s upcoming Solar Market Mixer event taking place on June 19, 2018. With registration open for less than one month, such strong response is a powerful indication of the interest property owners have in potentially developing solar energy in today's market.
BL’s solar energy development event will take place on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in downtown Newark, New Jersey for one robust and exciting day of solar development programming. Two tracks of educational programming in the morning, an engaging group lunch and an afternoon full of networking with on-site technical assistance will make for an illuminating and constructive day.
The 1st 100 landowners who sign up 1+ parcel of land to match with solar developers in a round-robin meeting mixer format may attend the entire event for free!
While the focus is on greyfields, brownfields, landfills and other marginal lands one acre in size or larger, any landowner or property manager may attend and participate in the afternoon’s Solar Market Mixer connecting solar developers with potential solar sites in a series of short, timed face-to-face meetings.
All private landowners and communities working on the solar potential of any kind of site anywhere in the U.S. are encouraged to attend--particularly sites 1/2 acre or larger. This event offers the rare chance to sit face-to-face with multiple solar developers for direct feedback.
Organized by the New Jersey Institute of Innovation in collaboration with the Center for Creative Land Recycling, this brightfield development event will also host U.S. EPA Technical Assistance to Brownfield (TAB) experts, including the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Kansas State University, who will be available to field questions and provide guidance to attendees about brownfields, land use, RFP/Q’s, grants, regulations and other technical issues.
Registration for BL’s next solar energy development in New Jersey is well ahead of the last BL-supported solar development event in Chicago, which was attended by ~200 people. So, join BL on the beautiful campus of NJIT in the heart of downtown Newark, New Jersey on June 19. Don’t miss your opportunity to engage a real, live solar marketplace!
Success at the Chicago solar development event included a bevy of strongly received projects and RFP/Q’s, including:
What is a brightfield?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a Brightfield is an abandoned or contaminated property that is redeveloped through the incorporation of solar energy, which can be many different types of solar applications including photovoltaic arrays. Brightfield development leads to economic development, environmental cleanup and improved air quality by bringing pollution free solar energy and high tech manufacturing jobs to brownfield sites. A Brightfield's current or desired use is for solar energy production, or it has been professionally designated as suitable for use as a productive solar site; typically verified by one or more third-party reports. Ready Brightfields have some, if not all, utility infrastructure already in place or may simply be near utility lines amenable to solar power distribution. Use the Brightfield tag on BL as one of the many tags in our handy Taxonomy to post any kind of property, project, RFP, RFQ or RFI or planning effort where the solar is relevant.