Dell Goes Green with Solar Grove

31 October of 2009 by

envision dell solar grove 0 Dell Goes Green with Solar Grove

Perhaps money really does grow on trees after all! Solar Trees are sprouting up in the parking lot of Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) corporate headquarters located in Round Rock, Texas.

It is estimated Dell’s “Solar Grove” project will provide 131,000kW/h of clean solar power to the building, avoiding greenhouse gasemissions by about 145,000 pounds per year. But wait, there’s more.More than 500 individual solar panels will provide shade to some50-plus parking spaces in the employee parking lot. Plus, the treesinclude two Coulomb ChargPoints for electric vehicles and plug-inhybrids.

According to M. White, project manager for general contractor McBride Electric,an open area of the parking lot was chosen for the Solar Groveinstallation – no trees were cut down or removed for the project. Thecharging stations are free for employees and will also work at night.

The project was a collaborative effort by numerous companies. Coulomb Technologies provided the charging points, solar panels were manufactured by BP Solar and the solar trees were planted by Envision Solar International Inc.

Original Article on EnergyBoom.com

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