The Long Island Solar Farm: A Trailblazing Resource for Development and Partnerships

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The Long Island Solar Farm project came together as a joint effort of five very different interest groups: a federal agency, a research institution, an electric utility, a private business, and the general public. The project is remarkable for three major reasons: first, it is the largest utility-scale solar power plant in the Eastern United States; second, it is a commercial project built on federally administered public lands; and third, the project was very unlikely to have started in the first place. The process by which the Long Island Solar Farm was developed is intricate and unusual. This reflects many of the nuanced conditions that made siting the solar farm on federal property a unique opportunity for very different groups. This book discusses project concepts; the process involved in executing the projects; and also provides an environmental assessment for the BP solar array project from the Brookhaven National Laboratory. (Imprint: Nova)