Google to get 30 percent of its power from the sun

Summary:Google says its solar power project at its Mountain View headquarters is more than 90 percent complete. Google also projects that it will meet 30 percent of its peak electricity demand from solar panels.

Google says its solar power project at its Mountain View headquarters is more than 90 percent complete. Google also projects that it will meet 30 percent o

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f its peak electricity demand from solar panels.

In its corporate blog, Google outlined that in the last 24 hours it produced 9,967 kilowatt-hours of electricity from the sun. The panels reside on the rooftops of eight buildings and two carports at the Googleplex.

Google also provided a page where you can monitor the solar electricity generated daily.

Perhaps Google will use solar panels to power those fancy data centers it is building. See video on the effort.

Topics: Google

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