Gov. David A. Paterson, D-N.Y., joined local stakeholders and representatives of enXco and Mercury Solar Systems in announcing the beginning construction phase of the Suffolk Solar Carport Project, which is expected to deliver up to 17 MW.
The ground breaking, which took place in Brentwood, Suffolk County, is one of seven parking sites leased to enXco by the county, where the company will construct carports with solar panels on the rooftops. The solar power generated from the carports will be delivered directly to the Long Island Power Authority's electric grid through a 20-year power purchase agreement.
SOURCE: Gov. David A. Paterson