google’s solar project
google has put forth information about a solar project they brought online recently. the project which covers most (if not all) of their buildings in their mountain view campus as well as some parking structures will pay for itself in 7.5 years and produces 30% of the power needed for the campus.
now, when you have a number of large buildings in a nice sunny climate, this makes a lot of sense and i’m really happy to see a company like google put their money where their mouth is.
google is popping data centers all over the country (they are actually putting one in NC about 2 hours west of greensboro) which are eating power for both running thousands of processors and keeping these data centers cool – good for you google!