BQ Energy is the world’s leader in renewable energy projects on brownfields and landfills.
BQ Energy was created in 2002 specifically to develop wind energy facilities on brownfield sites. We recognized then that such sites offered an outstanding fit for the needs of a great wind project. Often such sites are located on coastal regions, so the wind resource and access to transportation infrastructure are available. Other site assets such as existing power lines also make such development attractive since projects avoid any such new construction.
BQ Energy was among the first to realize this new market and has successfully developed projects such as the Steel Winds facility in Lackawanna, NY and others. Various governments have agreed that this is a preferred path to redevelopment of former industrial properties and have made this into public policy. The US EPA has launched an initiative called Repowering America’s Land specifically aimed at further promoting the development of renewables on Superfund and other challenged sites.
In 2008, BQ Energy expanded its work to develop solar photovoltaic projects. These efforts have been focused mostly on community landfills. This design allows the environmental integrity of the landfill to be maintained, while moving landfill properties back into productive reuse for the community.
BQ Energy professionally manages all aspects of a project from definition through financing and operation.