Google’s acquisition of You Tube is not the only thing putting them in the news recently. Treehugger and others have reported that the company are planning a massive installation of solar panels at their corporate headquaters.
They are planning to install over 1.6 megawatts worth of solar panels, enough to offset 30% of their energy use.
A giant like Google getting on board with renewable energy will only encourage others to follow suit. But the company believe that this will not only save them money, but will be a profit-maikng venture. Once they can prove the benefits of going solar, we can expect to see many others to do the same.
While it won’t win them a single new customer (Do they need anymore? We all use Google anyway), Google are setting the example of how business should operate in the 21st century – Not just going green because it’s a nice thing to do, but because it’s profitable to boot.