C&I, Solar, Utility Scale

BP To Develop 37 MW of Solar PV for LIPA

BP Solar confirmed last week that the company has been selected to enter into negotiations with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to provide close to 37 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic solar power on the grounds of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

BP Solar’s proposal includes two large-scale commercial solar photovoltaic projects at the BNL site located in Upton, New York. Each project would be sized at just over 18 MW, making BNL home to the largest solar photovoltaic site in the State of New York. BP Solar said that negotiations for a 20-year power purchase agreement with LIPA for these two projects are set to begin immediately.

“We are pleased to have been selected by the Long Island Power Authority to enter into further negotiations for a utility-scale opportunity to be located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory,” said Mark Kerstens, vice president of sales & marketing for BP Solar. “This effort further signifies our commitment to renewable energy development at a large scale not only in New York but across the U.S.”