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NEWARK, NJ, June 8, 2017 – The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), in conjunction with Brownfields Listings is sponsoring Brightfields 2018, a one day, national solar energy development event at the campus of NJIT to be held on June 19, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom, 150 Bleeker Street, Newark. The event includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch.

This informational and interactive day of solar development is designed for property owners, solar developers and all those interested in advancing solar energy on brownfields and landfills.

The day’s events will include educational sessions and on-site technical assistance to help property owners assess their solar potential and troubleshoot their brownfield issues. Brightfields 2018 will also include a Solar Market Mixer where landowners can meet with solar developers in timed, face-to-face meetings for direct introductions and market feedback.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner, Catherine R. McCabe, will be the keynote speaker.

Featured NJII Innovation Lab (iLab) speakers include: Dr. Colette Santasieri and Elizabeth Limbrick of NJII’s Civil Infrastructure iLab, and Brigadier General William Marshall (retired) of NJII’s Defense and Homeland Security iLab. Also on hand will be representatives of NJII/NJIT’s Brownfields Program to provide guidance to attendees as they navigate the brownfields cleanup and redevelopment processes.

The event will help those ready to explore the solar energy potential of public or private property and answer questions about solar project feasibility, grant/incentive eligibility and financing, as well as  assist those seeking connections to solar developers. Brightfields 2018 will illuminate new opportunities emerging in the dynamic solar development space, present practical know-how, and provide the ideal place to shop a solar RFP/RFQ, or prepare for one—with the marketplace potential to spark real action and solar success.

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The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners. Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.