Shoreham Solar Commons is located in Brookhaven, New York, about 60 miles east of Manhattan, on the site of the former Tallgrass Golf Course. WSB was contracted to perform a full ALTA survey on what was originally an 18-hole golf course for a 25 MW solar farm. We worked with a local Land Surveyor to assist with any land records and legal documents. Our survey crews performed all of the ground field work and created the final ALTA for this project,
It was placed into service July 1, 2018 and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is purchasing the power under a 20-year agreement.
The project is expected to generate between $700,000 and $900,000 in annual tax revenue. The energy produced is estimated to displace 29,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually and create nearly 1 million megawatt-hours of clean, renewable energy over its lifetime.
Repurposing the former Tallgrass Golf Course into a solar site eliminates the use of pesticides and fertilizers on the property, protecting Long Island’s fresh water aquifer, there were also 2000 trees planted on the site, providing further environmental benefits in addition to the generation of renewable energy.