BP Solar has announced that it has been selected to enter into negotiations with the Long Island Power Authority to provide nearly 37MW of photovoltaic solar power on the grounds of the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The company’s proposal includes two large-scale commercial solar photovoltaic projects at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) site located in Upton, New York. It said that each project would be sized at just over 18MW.

BP Solar expects negotiations for a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for these two projects to begin immediately and wrap up in the coming months.

Mark Kerstens, vice president of sales and marketing for BP Solar, said: “We are pleased to have been selected by the Long Island Power Authority to enter into further negotiations for a utility-scale opportunity to be located at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. This effort shows our commitment to renewable energy development across the US.”

BP claims to be one of the world’s largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.