November 21, 2011
Last Friday, I joined representatives from Brookhaven National Laboratory, LIPA and BP Solar to celebrate the completion and commissioning of the Long Island Solar Farm (LISF) Project. The site is adjacent to Brookhaven National Lab.
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.
The blueprint for our nation’s energy future – green energy – and the jobs and new businesses it will create is being tested and implemented right here in the First Senate District.
Sites such as the LISF attract investments from public and private sources, create jobs, encourage collaboration between agencies, and help to strengthen America’s energy security and deploy clean energy resources.
Please join me in congratulating our neighbors, the scientists and researchers at Brookhaven National Lab, the installers and technicians and all those that helped create LISF.
Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
NY State Senator
First Senate District
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