Brightfields 2019 - California is Coming to CalEPA HQ in August
Robust solar redevelopment event August 5 & 6 will give California’s renewable space a boost with critical path programming and networking mixer connecting communities and landowners with sites to solar developers and professionals.
This summer, on August 5 and 6 in Sacramento, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) will host hundreds of solar stakeholders at its headquarters during Brightfields 2019 - California, a dynamic solar energy development event organized by BrownfieldListings.com in collaboration with U.S. EPA Region 9, the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR), MCE Clean Energy, the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), and California Energy Commission (CEC) and the support of many more. This outstanding host of organizational partners are joining forces to give California and the Western Region’s burgeoning brightfield development boom a big boost, particularly on greyfields, brownfields, landfills and other legacy lands.
At once illuminating and action-packed, Brightfields 2019 - California is a dynamic solar energy development built with blended format that is part informational and part interactive. It features best-in-class brightfield development educational programming led by the industry’s top experts, regulators and policymakers--including numerous state agency staff presenting the critical path to brightfield development in California in several related sessions. And Brightfields 2019 - California’s interactive networking forum, the Solar Market Mixer, will connect communities and landowners to solar developers and professionals in an open, no-obligation “market making” event where many potential brightfield projects will boot up or progress to the next step--and where some solar deals will get done.
At Brightfields 2019 - California, potential solar projects will come to life as Solar Market Mixer participants sit face to face and casually discuss the solar development potential of thousands of acres of land in the Golden State, the region and beyond. This unique event offers the rare chance to engage a multitude of solar professionals and/or potential deal partners in person, pitch a RFP or test the brightfield waters and gauge the real solar potential of your site(s).
Landowners and communities bringing 1+ property of ~1 acre or more to connect in the Solar Market Mixer can send 1 attendee to Brightfields 2019 - California completely FREE!
In addition to taking advantage of the stellar solar educational programs and networking opportunities, attendees can also meet with select solar experts, including U.S. EPA TAB experts, which will be available during “office hours” to provide free technical assistance, field questions from attendees about brownfields, brightfields, land use, RFPs, grant programs and relevant regulations in all 50 states.
If you are a property owner, community or private landowner considering a solar project on your property, then there’s no better opportunity to explore your options, access solar experts and professionals directly and test your site’s potential in a real, live brightfield marketplace. If you have a solar RFP/RFQ, or are in the process of preparing one, then you simply must be at Brightfields 2019 - California to market your site for a shot at as strong a response as the dozens of inquires Amesbury, Massachusetts received on its landfill-to-brightfield project, an attendee previous events in this brightfield series.
Brightfields 2019 - California is taking place in the beautiful facilities at CalEPA Headquarters on August 5 and across the Cesar Chavez Plaza in the breathtaking spaces of the Library Galleria on August 6. Don’t miss your chance to plug into the next great cycle of solar energy development in the Golden State and the greater region beyond!
The future will be brighter if we build it!
Special thanks to the organizational partners behind Brightfields 2019 - California:
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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