In Keeping with Brookhaven’s Green Values:
Shoreham Solar Commons is the “next step” in the Town’s clean energy future, joining such local environmental initiatives such as “Green Homes”, “Go Solar”, and its Sustainability Initiative.
Cleaner Air on the Island:
The Solar Farm will be a “must run” facility: Meaning, it will be first-used by the grid–taking priority over power generated by five fossil-fuel plants in the area, and displacing thousands of tons per year of greenhouse gases.
Helps the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Meet New York’s New Clean Energy Goals:
The New State Energy Plan establishes a 50% renewable goal for 2030, significantly reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Solar farms like this are key means of helping our state meet those ambitious goals.