IT & Network Infrastructure : Intel Solar Panel Installations Highlight Commitment to Green Energy
Over the next seven months, Intel will install solar panels at eight locations in four Western states that will generate about 2.5 megawatts of power. The project calls for installing the solar panels on the roofs of Intel buildings at all the sites except one. The installations are part of a larger power conservation initiative that Intel kicked off in 2001. Since that time, Intel has invested more than $30 million and has saved more than 650 million kilowatt hours using a variety of different renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, water and biomass. Intel officials say they not only want to reduce their own company's carbon footprint, but also are investing in companies that are developing clean technology products. Intel has invested more than $125 million in more than a dozen of these clean tech companies, including $10 million in five companies in 2009. The following slides illustrate what the new solar installations will look like when completed.