781-489-6239 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
construction

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identifies 78% of Fortune 500 companies as Potentially Responsible Parties on at least one Superfund Site without regulatory closure. The average environmental liability for these holdings is $25.07 million.* These dormant sites represent lost opportunities to create shareholder value and demonstrate environmental commitment.

How it Works

Evaluation

The Brightfields solar development process for brownfields is a product of our team's combined experience with site remediation, real estate development, energy development and consensus-building. Since every contaminated site has its own history and circumstances, the Brightfields process begins with a framework of core steps — and then customizes an approach to the specific situation. It all begins with research — as our team first assesses the legal, insurance and physical requirements necessary for the brownfields remediation.

Collaboration

We next create a liability shield around the project working with our Renova Partners affiliate. Where necessary, this entails actually acquiring the property and all of its outstanding environmental liabilities — via an entity that directly manages the clean up, working with those institutions and government agencies that supervise brownfield projects.

Construction

Once a brownfields site is remediated, Renova typically leases the property under a long-term contract to Brightfields, which then develops and finances the solar installation. (This includes managing all necessary permits to qualify for federal and state incentives and securing an agreement with the local power company to send the electricity to the grid for local distribution.

Closure

We have built our reputation at Brightfields and Renova on successfully completing remediation projects. Our solar brownfields development team is accustomed to working with governmental authorities (at all levels) and executive teams at major corporations. Engaging Brightfields Development to assess your site is the first step towards a successful solar brownfields development partnership.

Featured Project

Former Aloca Bauxite Residue Disposal Area

East St. Louis, IL

Brightfields partnered with AMEC (LSE: AMEC) to develop an innovative capping solution to the former Alcoa (NYSE: AA) bauxite residue disposal area that would contain the impaired land while providing enough stability to support a solar array. When completed in Q3 2012, the project will be the first reuse of land contaminated with bauxite residue in America.

Read More

 

* Factors Influencing the Level of Environmental Liability Disclosure in 10K Reports. Carol Cox Leary, Ph.D., C.P.A., Assistant Professor, George Mason University School of Management. 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.

SEE THE PROCESS

Process Graphic 2

TYPICAL SOLAR BROWNFIELD

Generic cap diagram 2

LATEST TWEETS

brightfieldsllc
brightfieldsllc Nevada is developing interesting battery storage incentives! bit.ly/2rUnEjE
06:04PM May 25
brightfieldsllc
brightfieldsllc More Corporations Are Turning to Utilities to Source Renewable Energy via @greentechmedia bit.ly/2rOXhf9
07:14PM May 24

BRIGHTFIELDS DEVELOPMENT LLC

Brightfields is a limited liability company with headquarters at 40 Walnut Street (Suite 301) in Wellesley, MA, 02481.

Our contact form and directions.

BRIGHTFIELDS NEWS

IMAGE Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Lexington...
Friday, 19 May 2017
    Lexington community and project stakeholders gather to celebrate a 2.2 MW landfill solar array Read More...