The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and GreenLogic Energy have completed what the companies say is the largest LIPA-rebated ground-mounted solar system on Long Island. The PV system, which was installed at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue, N.Y., will produce approximately 47.826 MWh of electricity annually, saving the winery almost $9,000 per year in electricity costs, the companies say.
The 180-panel systems cost $327,760, $97,830 of which will be covered by a rebate from LIPA's Solar Entrepreneur Program. In addition, Peconic Bay Winery may be able to further reduce the cost of the system via federal and state tax incentives.
LIPA's Solar Pioneer and Entrepreneur program has rebated $83.8 million for the installation of 3,136 residential and 215 commercial systems since the program's inception, the company adds.
SOURCE: Long Island Power Authority