Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a leading designer, developer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced that it is about to commence construction of a 3.9 megawatts (MW) (DC) wholesale distributed generation (WDG) solar PV system in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
The project was originally developed by local developer STR Systems NY, LLC and will be financed by General Energy Solutions (GES), a global solar module manufacturer, system financier and system owner.
Located in Calverton, New York, on private industrial zoned land, the project will supply energy to PSEG-LI as a result of the utility’s first Clean Solar Initiative Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program. Under the program, PSEG-LI agrees to purchase solar PV energy at a fixed rate of $.22/kWh over the 20-year term of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The project will generate enough clean renewable electricity to power 600 homes and will provide local jobs through construction and long term operation and maintenance.
The project is Borrego Solar and GES’s second project together in New York—the first being a 2.5 MW project for Houghton College in Western New York, which will be completed in April 2015. This is Borrego Solar’s second project under PSEG-LI’s FIT I program under construction. The first is a 6.3 MW AC project with sPower (Sustainable Power Group).
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