PSEG Solar Source acquires Long Island solar facility from Solar Liberty
Written By: Katherine Demetre
October 2, 2017
PSEG Solar Source recently announced they had acquired a 10.6 MWs-dc solar facility located in West Babylon, Long Island, from Solar Liberty Energy Systems.
Per the company, the facility represented an investment of $20 million to $25 million. The PSEG West Babylon Solar Center completed construction and is expected to begin commercial operation in October.
Diana Drysdale, president of PSEG Solar Source, commented:
We are pleased to add New York to the growing number of states where PSEG Solar Source has a presence. While this is our first project in New York, we are certainly open to exploring additional utility-scale solar opportunities in the Empire State. We look forward to working closely with the local community as we produce safe, clean and reliable solar energy for Long Island.
In addition, the company stated that the facility included almost 35,000 solar panels installed on a fixed tilt racking system. The project has 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). Solar Liberty of New York developed and constructed the project and would operate the facility for PSEG Solar Source.
“New York has made a commitment to increasing clean energy and we are proud that this facility will play a part in fulfilling that commitment here on Long Island,” said Adam K. Rizzo, president of Solar Liberty.