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Friday, June 29, 2007

Solar Power Project - Google

That’s prety cool, here in Bangalore or other Indian IT campuses if people start doing stuff like this they might save huge power… but the sad thing about here is, they’ll first waste 2-3 years thinking and then finally start doing something… Anyways, read on what Google’s been up to with power saving…

“In the last 24 hours, Google produced 9,900 kilowatt-hours of electricity from the sun.

In October 2006, Google announced a commitment to solar energy production and launched the largest solar panel installation to date on a corporate campus in the United States. Google has installed over 90% of the 9,212 solar panels that comprise the 1,600 kilowatt project. Panels cover the rooftops of eight buildings and two newly constructed solar carports at the Googleplex (check out this SketchUp fly-over video).

GooglePlex (Google HQ, MountainView CA) with solar panels in rooftops

This installation is projected to produce enough electricity for approximately 1,000 California homes or 30% of Google’s peak electricity demand in our solar powered buildings at our Mountain View, CA headquarters.

Google built this page to monitor and share the day to day production of clean, renewable energy from our very own rooftops.”

- Via ShekLOG, Google
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