Hewlett-Packard Installing Solar Systems At Operating Sites
Reports indicate the new roof-top SPV system at an HP facility in San Diego California USA will have up to a 1 Megawatt capacity, which puts it at roughly 63% of the Google system recently installed. HP has been working on reducing the company's greenhouse gas footprint since May of 2006, per this announcement.
HP signed a contract with SunPower to install 5,000 solar-power panels in its San Diego facility. The installations will cover 10 percent of the energy used by the facility and save HP $750,000 in power costs over 15 years, the company said in a news release.
It also signed an agreement to buy wind energy from Airtricity, which has wind farms in the U.S. and Europe. Airtricity will provide wind energy to HP's Ireland facilities in 2008, an effort that will save the company $40,000 for fiscal 2008. The investment will reduce HP's carbon-dioxide emissions by 40,000 tons and make 90 percent of HP's energy use in Ireland renewable, the company said.
TreeHugger strongly recommends reading the original HP press release on this in its entirety. You can find it here.
Via::InfoWorld, "HP expands green agenda with investments" Image credit::Sunpower, Project at Tiffany's