Farmingville, NY – On January 28, Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Town Board assessed the progress of the solar panel installation at the on-site Renewable Energy Generating Facility at Town Hall. The solar farm will eventually include more than 3800 ground-mount solar arrays using low profile, ballasted mounts that require no ground penetration or the clear cutting of any trees. The new facility will generate 1322 kilowatts DC power, enough to provide electricity to 151 homes, 24 hours a day. The Renewable Energy Generating Facility is managed by Agilitas Energy, LLC who has a Power Purchase Agreement with PSEG Long Island and a Site Lease Agreement with the Town. Installation is expected to be completed by the end of February and the facility will begin to provide electric power by the spring. Pictured left to right are Tom Gadomski from Agilitas Energy, LLC; Supervisor Ed Romaine; Town Council members Dan Panico, Michael Loguercio, Valerie Cartright, Jane Bonner, Neil Foley and Kevin LaValle; Kurt and Keith Feldmann from Eldor Contracting.In May of 2014, the Town was awarded a Feed-In Tariff from PSEG Long Island for solar arrays on four Town-owned sites: Brookhaven Calabro Airport and the Brookhaven Landfill, as well as the Manorville Compost Facility and the Holtsville Ecology Site, both of which are currently generating electricity. Since then, more sites have been added, including the Amphitheater parking lot and Brookhaven Town Hall. The sites were selected after a review was conducted by PSEG Long Island, on behalf of LIPA to determine the likelihood of a successful project. This is part of the utility company’s multi-phase Clean Solar Initiative program designed to produce clean, renewable power for Long Island. The Town will lease the sites (except the Amphitheater) to Agilitas, a solar developer. The company will cover the cost of all construction and maintenance and provide the power to LIPA through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the utility company.
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