Google's headquarter in Mountain View, CA is all set to become America's "largest solar electric installation on a single corporate site." Boing Boing reports in Googleplex Goes Solar that Google has selected EI Solutions, the systems integration arm of Energy Innovations Inc., to construct a solar electricity system for its Mountain View headquarters.
"The solar firm will build an installation at the Googleplex with a total capacity of 1.6 megawatts ("enough to supply 1,000 average California homes," according to EI's press release). Equipment will include 9,212 solar panels by Sharp Electronics, to be placed on rooftops and parking lot tops throughout Google's campus."
EI Solution states :
"As one of the most recognizable brands on the Internet, Google is on a mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Like many of today's high-tech companies, Google requires an enormous amount of electricity to power the computers and servers it uses to run its business. The company wanted to find a way to reduce energy costs at its Mountain View "Googleplex," as well as make a statement in support of clean energy."
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