Long Island Solar: Community solar takes center stage
Sports and Solar
A former Brookhaven golf course has been repurposed to help New York meet its clean energy goals.
Shoreham Solar Commons assisted Long Island Power Association in its production of a 24.9 megawatt system.
The system will provide clean energy for, ‘up to 3,500 homes…’ according to SolarIndustryMag.
Community solar continues to thrive on Long Island as large swaths of land are repurposed for clean energy production.
Sullivan County recently completed the largest-ever community solar project that will power up to 350 homes in the rural county.
Mastic Land Swap
Slashing trees on otherwise vacant land is a controversial decision for some environmental activists that believe that alternative sites should host solar arrays if they are available.
A planned solar farm in Mastic drew controversy after acres of trees needed to be cleared in order to facilitate its viability.
Representatives of the project recently met with Governor Andrew Cuomo to seek alternative sites.
No decision has yet occurred.
States make independent stands to help subsidize the American solar industry.
The decision to go solar is both an economic and environmental investment.
New York State’s Clean Energy Initiative requires the state run on 50 percent clean and renewable energy by 2030. NY – Sun was created to support this measure.
NY – Sun is a New York taxpayer benefit program that allows qualifying homeowners to make the easy switch to solar energy.
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