Published 27 December 2006
EI Solutions, the systems integration arm of Energy Innovations Inc, will use shade poles on the parking lot as part of a solar electricity system for Google’s Californian headquarters campus.
The solar scheme will have total capacity of 1.6 megawatts â€“ enough to supply 1000 average California homes. Energy Innovations said it would be the largest solar installation on any corporate campus in the US and one of the largest on any corporate site in the world.
Most of the 9212 solar panels will be placed on the rooftops of Google campus buildings but about a third will provide shaded parking as part of solar panel support structures on existing parking lots. Wired News said the project would supply about 30% of the campus’ power demand.
Energy Innovations said the system had a 7Â½-year payback period.
Website: Energy Innovations
Attribution: Planetizen, Wired, Energy Innovations, EI Solutions, story written by Bob Dey for this website.