Redeveloping Brownfields with Solar: Challenges and Opportunities

Fact sheets


A photo taken from the sky overlooking rows of solar panels that stretch into the distance.

Many companies are finding ways to deploy solar energy on abandoned mine lands, former industrial sites, and other brownfields as utility-scale solar – the third largest source of renewable energy – continues to grow rapidly.

Known as “brightfields,” deploying solar energy on a brownfield enables a responsible form of industrial redevelopment and clean energy generation. A solar energy facility improves upon a site that would otherwise sit vacant.

Learn more about the challenges and opportunities of redeveloping brownfields with solar energy deployment in this fact sheet.

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