BP Solar To Develop 37 MW For LIPA

BP Solar has been selected to enter into negotiations with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to provide nearly 37 MW of photovoltaic solar power on the grounds of the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

As announced earlier this month, LIPA declared BP Solar and enXco the winners of a competitive procurement program.

Specifically, BP Solar's proposal includes two large-scale commercial solar photovoltaic projects at the BNL site located in Upton, N.Y. 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 says.

BP Solar expects negotiations for a 20-year power purchase agreement with LIPA for these two projects to begin immediately and wrap up in the coming months. From the BP side, the negotiations will be led by Felix Taubman, an independent power producer industry veteran, who leads BP Solar's utility-scale business in North America.



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