Brightfields 2019 - Virginia is Coming to Richmond to Boost Solar Development in the Southeast this Spring
Uniquely blended brightfield marketplace event this April will feature top flight educational programming as well a market-making forum free for landowners bringing potential solar development sites.
This spring, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Brownfield Listings and a host of outstanding organizational partners are banding together to bring a premier solar energy development event to the Southeast, Brightfields 2019 - Virginia, in the breathtaking spaces of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in beautiful downtown Richmond April 9 & 10, 2019. This illuminating and action-packed brightfield development event features both the highest caliber educational programming led by the industry’s top experts and policymakers as well as a dynamic, interactive networking forum, known as the Solar Market Mixer, matching property owners and communities with solar developers and vendors.
In this open, no-obligation marketplace forum, potential brightfield projects will come to life as participants shake hands and explore the solar development potential of thousands of acres of greenfield, brownfield and landfill acres in the region and beyond. The Solar Market Mixer’s face-paced face-to-face format will bring the Southeast’s burgeoning brightfield market to a proverbial boil by connecting both sides of potential solar projects directly to each other for a rare chance to engage multiple potential deal partners in person.
Landowners and communities bringing 1+ property/project to connect in the Solar Market Mixer can send two (2) attendees to Brightfields 2019 - Virginia completely FREE! U.S. EPA and TAB experts will be available on site during “office hours” to provide free technical assistance, field questions from attendees about brownfields, brightfields, land use, RFPs, grant programs and regulation in all 50 states.
It’s an exciting time for brightfield development in Virginia, in particular, as efforts there to remove legal barriers to brightfield development on landfills is gaining wide support ahead of the 2019 legislative session. Virginia regulators also recently asked Dominion Energy for a more accurate resource plan, which could bring about a “sea change” in its modeling.
If you are a property owner, community or private landowner interested in potentially pursuing a solar project on your property, then there’s simply no better opportunity in the Southeast next year to explore your options, access solar pros, and test your site’s potential in a real, live brightfield marketplace. And if you have a solar RFP/RFQ, or are in the process of preparing one, then you must be at Brightfields 2019 - Virginia to receive as strong a response as past attendee Amesbury, Massachusetts.
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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
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