CHICAGO (May 24, 2016) – Invenergy LLC (“Invenergy”), North America’s largest independent renewable power generation company, last week received a unanimous approval from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for a power purchase agreement (PPA) for its proposed 24.9 MW Shoreham Solar Commons facility in the town of Brookhaven on Long Island, New York.
The facility, which will be the second-largest solar array east of the Mississippi, is expected to generate enough supply to power 3,500 homes. The estimated energy generation from this facility will displace 29,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Earlier this year, the Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment and the New York League of Conservation Voters expressed support for this project and the many environmental benefits associated with its development.
Invenergy plans to build Shoreham Solar Commons on Brookhaven’s former Tallgrass Golf Course. The facility will be set back 100 feet from property lines in accordance with the land use plan and will be heavily landscaped. The project requires no removal of trees, and Invenergy plans to plant an additional 1,500+ trees on the project’s site. By replacing the Tallgrass Golf Course, the facility will eliminate the use of pesticides and fertilizers on the course, which will directly benefit the Long Island aquifer, the sole source of the area’s fresh water.
During construction, Shoreham Solar Commons will create 175 local jobs and increase tax revenue. The facility is expected to generate between $700,000 and $900,000 in annual tax revenue, up to ten times what the Tall Grass Golf Course currently generates.. This new property tax revenue will bolster schools, roads, and first responder budgets.
Invenergy is delivering innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, and Europe. Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 13,719 MW of projects that are in operation, construction or advanced development, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects. For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
Invenergy Receives Unanimous Approval from Long Island Power Authority for Proposed 24.9 MW Shoreham Solar Commons Facility
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