Google worried about global warming?
Google to build largest solar-powered office in the U.S.
October 17, 2006
Google said it plans to build a solar-powered electricity system at its Silicon Valley headquarters that will be the largest solar installation on any corporate campus in the United States.
"Soon we plan to begin installation of 1.6 megawatts of solar photovoltaic panels at our Mountain View campus," read the corporate Google blog. "This project will be the largest solar installation on any corporate campus in the U.S., and we think it's one of the largest on any corporate site in the world."
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Reuters reports that Google's key rival Microsoft broke ground on a 2,288-panel solar system at its research site in Mountain View that will produce 480 kilowatts at peak capacity.
Google says the new solar installation will help save money and the environment.
"We believe this project demonstrates that a large investment in renewable energy can be profitable," said the official Google blog. "If the business community continues to increase investments and focus on energy efficient and renewable power generation technologies, we have a good feeling that our future will be bright."
Google, MIT support $100 laptop for the world's poorest children Google, AMD, Brightstar, News Corporation, and Red Hat have signed on to MIT's low-cost laptop initiative. The $100 laptop may be nearing production after One Laptop per Child (OLPC), the nonprofit group behind the device, confirmed that the governments of four countries are in talks to purchase the machines.