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Construction on New York’s second largest solar farm will begin next month on Long Island.

A former golf course will be the site of the new solar farm that could provide energy to more than 4,000 homes.

Local residents protested the Shoreham Solar Commons last year, worried that the development could affect the view of the landscape and property values.

The Long Island Power Authority has a 20-year contract with Invenergy, the developer of the farm. The contract is valued at $177 million.

Construction is expected to take eight to ten months.

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While more and more Long Islanders are powering their homes with solar energy, it only makes up a small slice of the energy pie in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. A state program administered by towns wants to change that by cutting the price of solar panels to homeowners who use approved vendors.

L.I. Town Pushes For Large Solar Projects

Sep 14, 2016
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The Town of Brookhaven on Long Island wants to give commercial properties leeway to build bigger – that is, only if they install rooftop solar panels.

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National Grid wants to build New York’s largest solar energy farm on Long Island, but residents are not welcoming the plan.

Two members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are among the co-sponsors of a bill that would create a federal so-called “green bank” to support clean energy infrastructure projects.  The legislation is modeled on a Connecticut program.

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