23 Nov '11, 11am

The 32 MW Long Island Solar Farm has been commissioned - Renewable Energy Focus

The solar farm consists of 164,312 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and is owned by BP Solar and Met Life . It is expected to produce 50 GWh annually, which will be fed into the Long Island Power Authority's (LIPA) grid. The solar farm has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with LIPA to provide the energy produced and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from the solar farm. The costs to LIPA under the PPA are estimated to total US$298 million including interconnection costs over the contracted 20-year term – or about US$0.60 per month for the typical residential customer. “This landmark project was truly a team effort and a historic achievement for all involved,” Mike Petrucci, CEO of BP Solar, says. “In addition to our primary partners, key political, community, environmental and labour leaders played important roles throughout the development and construct...

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