Google’s commitment to “green” means that the company sources carpet and sofas made without PVC, paints without volatile organic compounds, and cafeteria food from local growers. It’s not surprising, then, that they would roll out the largest commercial solar deployment in the US—a 1.6MW installation that covers most of the buildings at Google’s campus and extends even to shaded parking spaces.
(continue reading at Ars Technica)
Apparently, this could meet an impressive 30% of Google’s peak power needs. Very impressive indeed.
Speaking of Google, I came across something cool yesterday. Try this: Go to Google Maps. Ask it to calculate directions from Chicago to London (or you can use this direct link). Step 20 is my favorite.