Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Google plans largest U.S. solar-powered office

CNET "Google plans a solar-powered electricity system at its Silicon Valley headquarters that will rank as the largest U.S. solar-powered corporate office complex, the company said Wednesday.
The Web search leader said it is set to begin building a rooftop solar-powered generation system at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters capable of generating 1.6 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power 1,000 California homes.
'This is the largest customer-owned solar electric system at a corporate site,' said Noah Kaye, director of public affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association, an industry group based in Washington, D.C. "

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