Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan, Councilman John Edwards, and Congressman Steve Israel came together Thursday, March 24 for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a 330-panel solar project at the Islip landfill.
Made possible through funding provided by Congressman Israel, as well as the Islip Resource Recovery Agency, the project is expected to produce 50 kilowatts of energy daily, and an estimated 82,125 annually.
“This is another step toward expanding Long Island’s clean technology economy and creating new green jobs for future generations,” said Congressman Israel, who secured $475,500 in federal funding for the project. “I’m grateful to Supervisor Nolan and Councilman Edwards for our partnership on this project.”
Ronkonkoma-based FPM Group, an engineering and environmental firm, completed the design and engineering for the project and the Eldor Contracting Corporation out of Holtsville is the general contractor. The solar panels are “Buy America Act” qualified and manufactured domestically by Schott Solar.
The project is expected to be completed this summer.