Long Island Solar Farm: Sunshot, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Courtney Kendall

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Long Island Solar Farm (LISF) is a remarkable success story, whereby very different interest groups found a way to capitalize on unusual circumstances to develop a mutually beneficial source of renewable energy. The uniqueness of the circumstances that were necessary to develop the Long Island Solar Farm make it very difficult to replicate. The project is, however, an unparalleled resourcefor solar energy research, which will greatly inform large-scale PV solar development in the East. Lastly, the LISF is a superb model for the process by which the project developed and the innovation and leadership shown by the different players.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages63
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5200-58088

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3914


  • BP Solar
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • DOE
  • LIPA
  • LISF
  • Long Island Pine Barrens Society
  • Long Island Power Authority
  • Long Island Solar Farm
  • New York
  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • PV
  • renewable portfolio standard (RPS)
  • RPS
  • U.S. Department of Energy


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