BQ Energy is the world’s leader in renewable energy projects on brownfields and landfills
BQ Energy was created in 2002 specifically to develop wind energy facilities on brownfield sites. We recognized then that such sites offered an outstanding fit for the needs of a great wind project. Often such sites are located on coastal regions, so the wind resource and access to transportation infrastructure are available. Other site assets such as existing power lines also make such development attractive since projects avoid any such new construction.
BQ Energy was among the first to realize this new market and has successfully developed projects such as the Steel Winds facility in Lackawanna, NY and others. Various governments have agreed that this is a preferred path to redevelopment of former industrial properties and have made this into public policy. The US EPA has launched an initiative called Repowering America’s Land specifically aimed at further promoting the development of renewables on Superfund and other challenged sites.
In 2008, BQ Energy expanded its work to develop solar photovoltaic projects. These efforts have been focused mostly on community landfills. This design allows the environmental integrity of the landfill to be maintained, while moving landfill properties back into productive reuse for the community.
BQ Energy professionally manages all aspects of a project from definition through financing and operation.SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTS
REDEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCESKILLSOrganization SummaryBQ Energy has world class experience in the development of utility scale solar energy facilities. Our staff have worked on projects as small as 50 kw and as large as 10 MW. We have worked on rooftop projects but have built up particular expertise in the siting of solar energy facilities on landfills and brownfields. Such installations beneficially reuse land which may have limited alternative use but which often have good electrical infrastructure. BQ Energy manages all aspects of the development of landfill or brownfield based solar installations. We figure out if a property is suitable for solar redevelopment, then manage all required permitting, design, financing, procurement, equipment selection, construction, commissioning and operation. BQ Energy have worked extensively with communities in public/private partnerships to ensure that te redevelopment is well received and fair to all stakeholders.
Lots of people are starting to think that siting solar on landfills is a good idea. BQ Energy has the experience to know it’s a great idea.
BQ Energy has also built its reputation by developing wind energy facilities on brownfield sites. We are well known for having pioneered this market by bringing the 36 MW Steel Winds facility in Lackawanna NY to a commercial reality. BQ Energy personnel have also played lead roles on similar refinery sited projects in Dumas Texas and Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In each case, BQ Energy used common sense development practices by understanding all stakeholders then looking for ways to move the wind farm forward in months not years. BQ Energy started each effort from scratch and managed all aspects from initial definition through commercial operation Each project requires careful analysis of the needs of the site, the regulators, the community, and the financiers. Merging the needs of these communities is never easy. On a brownfield, it requires particular care and skill.
BQ Energy is the world’s most experienced firm at siting wind farms on brownfields.General Redevelopment experienceMarket transectsNatural/Remote
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