31 Dec '16, 10pm

From brownfields to brightfields #waste2wealth #investtothrive #localenergy #problemsolved

Is America’s solar industry in the dark about a shining opportunity? Brightfields, defined by the U.S. Department of Energy as solar development on brownfields (contaminated land or closed landfills), have become increasingly attractive to project developers diversifying away from traditional rooftops and greenfield locations. Two motivators drive this trend: first, location. Brownfields have few other viable uses, but may be close to high-capacity interconnection points in industrial zones. Second is incentives. Federal, state and local governments offer specific incentives to improve brightfield project economics and help hedge against uncertain solar valuation policies. Location, location, location This commonly quoted axiom applies to brightfields as much as real estate development. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prescreened more than 80,000 brownfi...

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