PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EI Solutions, the systems integration arm of Energy Innovations, Inc., today announced it has switched on the historic solar electricity system it built for Googles Mountain View, California headquarters campus. With a total capacity of 1.6 megawatts enough to supply 1,000 average California homes the Google system is currently the largest solar installation on any corporate campus in the United States to date and one of the largest on any corporate site in the world. The project, which began in October 2006, was completed on schedule, on budget and utilized 9,212 solar panels provided by Sharp Electronics.
The majority of the solar panels were installed on the rooftops of the Googleplex which include multiple architectures and required the use of four different mounting systems. The remaining panels were placed on newly constructed carports in existing Google parking lots which allowed for additional capacity and now also provide shaded parking and a highly visible example of Googles commitment to clean energy.
It has been a distinct pleasure to work with Google to design and construct this historic project, said Andrew Beebe, president of EI Solutions. Googles commitment to reducing their environmental impact through solar on such a large scale should be applauded.
Real-time information about the current output of the solar system will be available on the Google corporate web site located at: http://www.google.com/corporate/solarpanels.
About EI Solutions
EI Solutions is one of Californias fastest-growing providers of commercial and utility-scale solar power systems. The company has completed projects for a wide variety of public agencies and private companies and recently completed a 1.6 megawatt system on Googles Mountain View campus headquarters. EI Solutions headquarters are in San Rafael, California, where all engineering, project management, finance and administrative functions are based. EI Solutions also operates a sales and marketing office in Pasadena, California, at the home of its parent company, Energy Innovations. Energy Innovations, an Idealab company, is building the worlds first rooftop tracking solar concentrator, designed to drive down the long-term cost of solar energy below the price of utility-supplied electricity. More information can be found at www.eispv.com or by calling 800.237.0916.
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