Long Island - Solar Project Facts

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Global climate change threatens the area with dangers like rising sea levels, an increase in the intensity of storms including hurricanes, etc.  By promoting the adoption of locally-produced renewable energy, we can help preserve our community for tomorrow’s generation, while strengthening the local electrical system’s reliability today.

Benefits of solar:

  • Reduces harmful emissions and delivers reliable power when our grid needs it the most.
  • Predictable low cost energy for years to come.
  • Sustainable, renewable.
  • Following its useful life, the project will be decommissioned – the facility will be removed and land will be restored to pre-facility conditions according to input from local authorities, conservation groups and key stakeholders.


The Long Island solar projects will help New York State meet Governor Cuomo’s clean energy and carbon reduction goals.




 *The above is a list of currently proposed solar energy projects on Long Island. To read more about the proposed offshore wind project, click here.

Quotes from key influencers about solar in NY:

"When Governor Cuomo unveiled his NY-Sun Initiative at the beginning of 2012, he made increasing solar power a major initiative for the state,”
– Francis Murray, president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).  Solar Reviews, 06.10.13

Gov. Cuomo’s Successful NY-Sun Solar Program Will Shine through 2023.  Business, Environmental Leaders Applaud Commitment to 10 Times More Clean, Affordable Solar Power in New York State.
– Reuters, 04.24.14