Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Google to have largest solar-powered office

Google is planning to have a solar-powered electricity system at its Silicon Valley headquarters that will become the largest U.S. solar-powered corporate office complex.

The Web search leader said it is set to begin building a rooftop solar-powered generation system at its Mountain View, California, headquarters capable of generating 1.6 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power 1,000 California homes.

A Google executive said the company will rely on solar power to supply nearly a third of the electricity consumed by office workers at its roughly one-million-square-foot headquarters.

From: Reuters Technology News

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