Borrego Solar Systems Inc. is about to begin construction of a 3.9-megawatt wholesale distributed generation solar energy system in Suffolk County, N.Y., the company announced Thursday.
The project will supply energy to the Long Island, N.Y., utility PSEG Long Island through the utility's first Clean Solar Initiative Feed-in-Tariff program. Under the program, PSEG-LI agrees to purchase solar energy from the Borrego Solar facility at a fixed rate of 22 cents per kilowatt-hour over the 20-year term of a power purchase agreement.
Borrego Solar said the project will generate enough renewable electricity to power 600 homes, and will be built in Calverton, N.Y.
Brian von Moos, vice president of utility project development at Borrego Solar, said it will be among the first Clean Solar Initiative FIT program projects its size class to begin construction.