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Brightfields

What is a Brightfield?  

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a Brightfield is an abandoned or contaminated property that is redeveloped through the incorporation of solar energy, which can be many different types of solar applications including photovoltaic arrays.

What is a Brownfield? 

According to Virginia Brownfield Restoration and Land Renewal Act  § 10.1-1230 a "Brownfield" means real property; the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

Are all Brightfields potentially eligible for Brownfields assistance?  

Yes.  By the definition any proposed Brightfield project is also a Brownfield and is potentially eligible for both state and federal brownfields assistance. 

 

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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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