Peconic Bay Winery unveils new large-scale solar panel system

08/25/2010 12:00 AM |

Long Island Power Authority CEO Kevin Law cuts the ribbon to
celebrate installation of the 40kw solar panel at Peconic Bay

Peconic Bay Winery unveiled the second largest vineyard ground mounted solar panel system in the nation Wednesday.
The system, capable of generating almost 40 kilowatts of power, will supply between 75 and 80 percent of the winery’s power needs, according to general manager James Silver.
Long island Power Authority CEO Kevin Law said the project is another example of an agressive push for solar power in eastern Suffolk County.
“The East End is helping to lead the way [in solar],” Mr. Law said. LIPA has 3,300 total customers