BP Solar International Inc. (BP Solar) has confirmed its selection to enter into negotiations with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to provide nearly 37 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) solar power to the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). BP Solar’s proposal includes two large-scale commercial solar PV projects at the BNL site located in Upton, New York. Each project would be sized at over 18 MW.

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 U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory,” said Mark Kerstens, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for BP Solar. “This effort further signifies our commitment to renewable energy development at a large scale not only in New York but across the U.S.

BP Solar expects negotiations for a 20-year power purchase agreement with LIPA for these two projects to begin immediately and wrap up in the coming months. From the BP side, the negotiations will be led by Felix Taubman, an independent power producer industry veteran, who leads BP Solar’s utility-scale business in North America.