East Providence, Rhode Island, January 5, 2016: On January 21, 2016 SolarTurf executives will present at a symposium dedicated to exploring the opportunities, challenges, and benefits of developing solar energy plants on landfills and brownfields.
This annual meeting, co-sponsored by SolarTurf, will bring together utility personnel, developers, engineers, municipal officials, regulatory officials, attorneys, and insurance specialists to examine the elements of successful projects and look ahead to new developments in financing, incentives, and technology.
In a presentation titled, “Brownfield/Landfill Solar Development on a Pre-Closure or Failing Cap Site” Greg Lucini, President and CEO of ISM Solar, and Mike Ayers, CEO/President of Watershed Geo, will discuss how the challenges associated with landfill and brownfield closure methods affect the prospects for solar development. Potential closure failures include issues with gas emissions, soil erosions, slope integrity, curtailed life-spans, heavy weather events, and repeated, long-term requirements for adequate soil coverage. The presentation will provide case studies that demonstrate the importance of a sound capping solution when evaluating landfill and brownfield sites for solar development opportunities.
The Solar Development on Landfills and Brownfields conference will be held from January 20-21, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event is hosted by EUCI, an organization with more than 25 years of experience leading conferences, seminars, workshops, and courses designed exclusively for the energy industry. EUCI’s goal is to provide an objective, independent perspective on new and emerging practices from across the energy industry by encouraging dialog and helping spread best practices.