LI to house 37-megawatt solar energy plant

Gov. David Paterson announced Friday that part of the largest solar power project in New York will be built at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Power from the 37-megawatt plant will go right into

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2009, 1:26 AM

Updated 5,622 days ago

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Gov. David Paterson announced Friday that part of the largest solar power project in New York will be built at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Power from the 37-megawatt plant will go right into the Long Island Power Authority grid. LIPA CEO Kevin Law says it's enough to power about 7,000 homes. Paterson adds the project will put Long Island in the spotlight.
?It's a benefit to Brookhaven Labs and to Long Island ? it's going to transform our country?s value and ability to produce energy in new and exciting ways and obviously reduce carbon emissions from our atmosphere."
Paterson also says local contractors will be hired to install the solar panels.


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