Solar energy sector gets reboot with new installations at Riverhead church

By Newsday

In one small signal of a gradually rebounding renewable energy sector in the COVID-19 era, contractors this month completed a 405-panel solar-energy system on the roof of an elementary school of the Grace Episcopal Church in Riverhead.

The $216,000 system, capable of producing 85.5 kilowatts, enough to power around 15 homes, was paid for by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, along with a $20,000 grant from the San Diego-based nonprofit Left Coast Fund. The system was built by contractor SUNation Solar Systems of Ronkonkoma as part of a PowerUp Solar Long Island initiative by the Long Island Progressive Coalition and Resonant Energy.

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