Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors and partners for their generous support of the ‘Developing Solar on Brownfields’ conference:

Brownfield Listings is a two-in-one national property market and project platform dedicated to the design, diligence, and development of real estate with reuse challenges. The BrownfieldListings.com ecosystem lives online as a robust marketplace of ideas to reimagine, redevelop and revitalize real estate in any condition anywhere in the U.S.

 

Bryan Cave LLP is a global law firm with approximately 900 highly skilled lawyers in 26 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. We are built on a unique “One Firm” structure and philosophy, whereby our lawyers collaborate to bring the best skills and talent in the firm to support our clients in corporate transactions, in the courtroom, and in helping to solve the complex business challenges facing their organizations across industries and geographic boundaries. Our environmental, energy and natural resources practice ranges from oil and gas and mining transactions to conventional and renewable energy project development on “greenfield” and “brownfield” properties, in which we represent  companies, land owners, project developers, lenders and investors. We have assisted clients in all aspects of renewable energy project development, financing and operations, including wind, biomass, geothermal and solar power generation projects. We are a leader in the structuring and restructuring of projects to monetize federal and state tax credits and renewable energy credits. We have extensive experience with advising clients regarding the acquisition, financing, investigation and remediation of moderately to severely impacted Brownfield properties ranging in size from 1 acre to over 3,000 acres.   www.bryancave.com

 

Continental Energy Solutions, a division of Continental Electrical Construction Company, has designed and built 10 MW of solar PV systems in the Midwest since 2011. We have installed more than ten percent of the Solar PV in the state of Illinois including dozens of commercial and industrial projects. Our experience includes rooftop and ground mount systems, big box retail, warehouse, and campus solutions. We are actively developing brownfield, community solar, and utility scale sites and regularly work with other solar developers and local governments. Our team includes: Brian Haug, P.E., Director of the Energy Solutions group and current President of the Illinois Solar Energy Association; Tim Montague, M.S. Commercial Solar Developer; Cesar Romo, NABCEP Certified System Designer and Project Manager; and Jeff Bell, Project Manager. Continental is a 105 year old family owned business run by the Witz brothers who continue their great grandfather’s traditions of customer service and innovation. We are the number-one electrical construction company in Chicago and one of the largest in the Midwest. Contact us for more information about turning your site into a source of income: bhaug@cecco.com | tmontague@cecco.com | www.cecco.com

GameChange Solar is a leading manufacturer of fixed tilt and tracker solar racking systems, with over 1.4 GW installed. GameChange systems combine fast install, bankable quality and unbeatable value through superior engineering, innovative design and high volume manufacturing. Inspired to leverage superior design, technology, and manufacturing innovation to lower solar energy cost, we have made a strategic decision to start GameChange Solar. We strive to lower the cost of installation without compromising solar racking strength, through innovative design that emphasizes simplicity and ease of installation.

Our law firm of more than 150 attorneys focuses on comprehensively addressing the legal needs of individuals, businesses and organizations, whether private or public, in all sizes and industries. Our attorneys bring practical skills and experience across a full range of legal needs, including litigation, business services, real estate, environmental, tax, and employment law matters. Founded in 1895 as a solo practice, Greensfelder has expanded to become one of the region’s largest law firms, with offices in Chicago, St. Louis, and Belleville, Illinois. We represent clients across the nation and the globe, partnering with them to learn their businesses inside and out and to efficiently provide legal services of the highest quality. Our attorneys provide strategic counsel on major corporate transactions and advise on a wide range of business operational issues and policies. To protect and affirm our clients’ legal rights, we provide business litigation services ranging from general commercial litigation to complex tort and product liability defense. For additional information about Greensfelder, our practice groups or our attorneys, please visit www.greensfelder.com.

Michigan Energy Options (MEO) is a nonprofit that has been in business since 1978. From our offices in East Lansing and Marquette, we pursue daily our mission of guiding communities toward being more sustainable and resilient through the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy. We do this by providing our unbiased expertise, research and our results-driven programs, all the while working collaboratively with local governments, businesses and community leaders.
Since 2008, MEO’s work across the state has saved more than 200 million kilowatt hours, which translates into more than 426 million pounds of greenhouse gases being eliminated. We’ve reached nearly two million people, 6,000 businesses and 50 municipalities with our projects and programs in all 83 counties in Michigan. With $14 million of funding since 2008, we have been able to leverage more than $77 million of private sector investment into energy efficiency upgrades of buildings. In 2012, our own Lower Peninsula Office in East Lansing earned LEED Platinum–the highest rating possible–by the U.S. Green Building Council. Michigan Energy Options’ precursor was Urban Options, a pioneering energy nonprofit in the state. In 2005 we opened the first energy nonprofit in the Upper Peninsula.

RBI Solar, Inc. is the leading turn-key solution provider for solar mounting systems. We design, engineer, manufacture, and install solar mounting systems for commercial and utility scale projects. As a specialist in ground mount, roof mount, and custom designed specialty solar structures, we focus on providing best-in-class solar racking systems and project management capabilities to serve owners and integrators.

Leveraging more than 80 years of experience in the commercial design-build specialty structures market, RBI Solar works with its clients to identify the most economical, durable, and robust solar structures. Our services include complete design, signed and sealed engineering drawings for all 50 states, high-tech manufacturing, nationwide installation, and end-to-end technical support to help you solve the toughest challenges in the industry. In partnering with RBI Solar you will benefit from working with the leading manufacturer of specialty steel and aluminum structures in North America.