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LIPA, BP Solar and Brookhaven National Lab Flip the Switch at the Long Island Solar Farm

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 8:21am
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Contacts: Peter Genzer, (631) 344-3174

LIPA Media Contact: Vanessa Baird-Streeter, vbaird-streeter@lipower.org; BP Solar Media Contact: Pete Resler, Pete.resler@bp.com; BNL Media Contact: Peter Genzer, genzer@bnl.gov.

LIPA, BP Solar and Brookhaven National Lab Flip the Switch at the Long Island Solar Farm

Largest solar project in New York State seen as key to Long Island’s energy, economic, and environmental future. Solar farm will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 Long Island homes avoiding the use of fossil fuels

Upton, NY- Officials from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), BP Solar International, Inc. (BP Solar), Brookhaven National Laboratory and a host of government officials and environmental leaders today celebrated the completion and commissioning of the Long Island Solar Farm (LISF) Project. Owned by BP Solar and Met Life, the LISF installation is part of the largest solar energy project in the state of New York, the largest photovoltaic array in the eastern U.S., and among the largest in the nation constructed on federal property. The 32-megawatt (MW) LISF, which is made up of 164,312 solar panels hosted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, also boasts the smallest footprint for a solar array of its output, further solidifying Long Island as a national leader in clean, renewable energy.

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