Google headquarter will be installed solar power systems
Google (Google Inc.) Plan at their headquarters installed large-scale solar power generation systems, this is the United States one of the largest solar power systems for the enterprise, which shows technology companies on the strong support of the alternative sources of energy.
It said that the system is expected to be put into operation in early 2007, will supply its mountain view, California headquarters six buildings around 30% peak energy demand. current Energy Innovations Inc. installing the system, price is not disclosed. Energy Innovations, installing such solar energy system cost is generally 5-10 to conserve electricity costs, and the life of the system is about 25.
Google Vice-President for property Dawei·leidekelifu (David Radcliffe) say that Google motive of this chiefly concerns on environmental issues, company is considering solar systems in other districts. Google installed solar system uses 9,212 solar panels, generating capacity is 1.6 MW, average consumption for about 1,000 California families.
Currently Silicon Valley interest in alternative performance increasingly. Monday, San José in California, about 200 senior managers participated in chip equipment manufacturer Novellus Systems Inc. Park the first “substitute energy CEO Summit”. Novellus managers said they organized the meeting in order to put more pressure from the enterprise perspective, get rid of dependence on foreign oil supplies.
After the Summit, about 85, Chief Executive Officer and other officers signed a “pledge” and determined to promote clean energy. some companies have taken measures, including increased use of solar energy. other than Google, agreed to the introduction of more solar power of Silicon Valley companies, including Microsoft (Microsoft Corp.) And Cypress Semiconductor (Cypress Semiconductor).