See California’s 1st Urban Solar-on-Landfill Project in Sacramento Up Close
Attendees to Brightfields 2019 - California can tour one of the country’s first urban solar-on-landfill projects.
Two days of a uniquely action-oriented solar energy development event will give attendees the chance to tour one of the country’s very first urban solar-on-landfill projects when Brightfields 2019 - California begins at the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) HQ in Sacramento on August 5. Its illuminating educational sessions, invigoratingSolar Market Mixer connecting sites to solar developers, and a mobile tour of the City of Sacramento’s nearby solar park on the 28th St. Landfill in Sutter’s Landing Park will provide a powerfully diverse, dynamic experience that will make a difference for individual professionals and solar projects alike.
Brightfields 2019 - California’s blended format is part informational and part interactive. Expect first-class solar energy and storage development programming led by the industry’s top professionals, including key agency staff on the front lines of brightfield development. And Brightfields 2019 - California’s interactive networking forum, the Solar Market Mixer, will connect landowners and communities to solar developers in a no-obligation networking event where real deals will come to life.
Landowners and communities entering sites into the Solar Market Mixer can attend the entire event free.
All registered attendees may also opt-into an exciting, complimentary mobile tour to Sutter's Landing Park to explore the brightfield development project atop Sacramento’s 28th St. landfill, which was the very first project of its kind to convert a portion of an urban landfill to a renewable energy source in the state. The 1.5 megawatt solar installation produces 2,300 megawatt hours of clean power every year for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
This trailblazing brightfield development is also innovative for its multifunctionality. Sutter’s Landing Park lay along the American River Parkway and hosts a diversity of wildlife and habitat, including habitat for the elderberry longhorn beetle. Following a biological survey of the landfill site as part of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, the project team designed a system compatible with this sensitive habitat. Now this land that might have sat dormant for several more decades stacks ecofield functions along with renewable energy generation.
In addition to producing clean power and providing dedicated habitat for sensitive species, Sacramento’s solar park is also incorporated into the pedestrian park around it and provides much needed shade to park-goers. Carports and even seating areas in the large, popular dog park are shaded by solar panels.
The mobile tour at Brightfields 2019 - California is sponsored by leading brownfield-to-brightfield firm SCS Engineers, which will lead the tour with its intimate knowledge of the project. Limited seats are available. Registered attendees may opt-in on a first come first served basis.
The mobile tour will depart CalEPA HQ at 4:30PM before returning for an off-site networking event in the evening.
Taking place on August 5 and 6 in Sacramento, CalEPA will host hundreds of solar stakeholders at its headquarters during Brightfields 2019 - California, 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 the California Energy Commission (CEC).
Brightfields 2019 - California and its mobile tour are made possible by: