Today, Duke Energy Renewables cut the ribbon on its Shoreham Solar Commons Project, a 24.9 MW AC facility near Brookhaven, N.Y.
Shoreham Solar Commons, located in Long Island, about 60 miles east of Manhattan, is situated on the site of the former Tallgrass Golf Course. It was placed into service July 1, and the Long Island Power Authority is purchasing the power under a 20-year agreement.
“As we continue to provide affordable, renewable energy to customers across the United States, we are especially pleased to be here for our first renewables project in the state of New York,” says Rob Caldwell, president of Duke Energy Renewables and Distributed Energy Technology. “The solar project will deliver tremendous economic and environmental benefits to the state and local community.”
“The integration of this significant solar project into the Long Island Electric System not only provides clean energy to our ratepayers, it also helps Long Island reduce its dependency on fossil fuels,” notes Paul Napoli, vice president of power markets for PSEG Long Island. “PSEG Long Island is pleased to support a clean renewable energy future on Long Island and assist New York State in the achievement of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030.”
Duke Energy Renewables previously acquired the project from Invenergy. It is expected to generate $700,000-$900,000 in annual tax revenue.