Ronkonkoma has been in business for 20 years.

United Nations Energy, a Ronkonkoma-based residential and commercial solar company, has reached the 100 megawatt (MW) milestone in solar installations in the company’s 20-year history.

“Through the combination of residential and commercial solar installations, this achievement is a celebration not only of the SUNation team, but of the clean energy goals of Long Island and New York State,” the company said in a statement.

The company celebrated the milestone with a special event on April 27 at the Friedman family’s home at Port Jefferson Station, where the station’s solar installation pushed SUNation beyond its goal.

“Fewer than 100 regional companies across the country have reached this milestone,” said CEO and founder Scott Maskin. “With almost 300,000 solar panels working there today, we save homeowners $20 million a year. That’s $20 million reinvested in local restaurants and shopping. It stays in our local economy. That’s what makes me Reason for ticking.”

Homes at Port Jefferson Station are getting a complete energy package from SUNation that includes solar, roof, energy storage, smart distribution panels, and EV charging.

The company estimates that the family saves about $3,400 in annual energy costs.

“They’ve future-proofed their home from fluctuations in electric bills, fuel, and they’re doing their part for a sustainable future for their families, their neighbors, and our electric grid,” Maskin said.

Presenting at SUNation’s 100MW event were Pineapple Energy CEO Kyle Udseth, LIPA CEO Tom Falcone, NYSEIA Policy Director Jonathan Cohen, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, Brookhaven Councilor and Deputy Superintendent Dan Panico, Brookhaven Women’s Councilor Jane Bonner and Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker.

SUNation has installed more than 8,000 solar panels on residential and commercial properties, totaling nearly 300,000 solar panels, in addition to several donated solar panels as part of the company’s nonprofit foundation, SUNation Cares.

“As a country, we are facing enormous challenges,” said Superintendent Ed Romaine. “We have to move away from fossil fuels. There is no doubt that SUNation is the leader. They fight for everyone in the solar industry as it becomes the number one organization in solar and roofing.”

The milestone also helps push New York state closer to its goal of installing 6 gigawatts, or 6 billion watts, of energy by 2025 as part of the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

“We have so many [solar permits] Now, because people are waking up to what the future is,” says Romaine. “This is the future. “

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