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Brightfields 2019 California

August 5, 2019 @ 7:30 am - August 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Meet SCS professionals Dan Johnson, Dana Wilson, Jim Ritchie, and Wendell Minshew at solar energy development event, “Brightfields 2019 California”,  which will take place August 5 & 6 in Sacramento, CA.

The theme of the conference, hosted by Brownfield Listings and the California Environmental Protection Agency, is “Brightening Brownfields, Landfills & Greenfields with Solar Energy”.  This exciting 2-day event will bring together solar developers, property owners, policy makers and a very large diversity of professionals for illuminating educational sessions, active networking, and live market-making. SCS Engineers is a co-sponsor of this conference.

Anyone may attend this power-packed brightfield marketplace event to hear the freshest industry insights from public and private sector experts, ask technical questions of trained professionals, and make direct connections via the numerous networking opportunities

Brightfields 2019 – California will focus on non-rooftop solar development in the West, California specifically, to help cultivate the region’s brightfield potential. The conference will feature compelling programming to provide basic, need-to-know info required to boot up a brightfield project, as well as tips and best practices to overcome development obstacles and advance more difficult projects.

The elite speaker lineup features some of today’s foremost practitioners, including representatives from regulating and permitting agencies as well as private sector professionals.

The conference is perfect for:

  • Landowners, communities, property managers and anyone seriously interested in the development of solar energy on land (rather than rooftops), especially marginal lands, either in rural or urban areas
  • Solar developers seeking land for purchase or lease;
    Public and private sector professionals working in the solar space
  • Anyone motivated towards utilizing greenfields, greyfields, brownfields, landfills, Superfund sites, and any other unproductive parcel to generate solar power

The conference will feature dual-track educational programming.

For Landowners & Communities topics will include:

  • Municipal solar development
  • How-to’s and success stories
  • Leases, RFPs/RFQs, risk, insurance and deal structure
  • Feasibility & financial viability
  • Brownfield grants & other public brightfield financing
  • Zoning, permits and land use considerations

The Solar Developers & Professionals track will cover:

  • Brightfields & Brownfields 101: Development basics
  • Brightfields 300: Landfills & Superfund
  • Acquiring and developing contaminated properties
  • Risk mitigation and insurance
  • State & federal regulatory regime reviews

Shared topics will include:

  • Technology updates & exhibits
  • Fresh solar market update & forecast
  • National policy update and select state specific briefs

Day 1 will take place at the headquarters of CalEPA, and Day 2 will take place at Tsakapoulos Library Galleria across the plaza.


August 5, 2019 @ 7:30 am
August 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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