Google goes green

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.

2 Responses

  1. The biggest windfarm in the Souterhn hemisphere has just been commisioned in Victoria Australia also. There is hope for us yet.

    The think that needs to be part of economic analysis is what the Second Price Tag. The cost of running, which has been ignored by the fossil fuel industry since it began. How good is a second price tag of zero? It’s a very compelling price. I am hoping companies and consumers alike start to work this out. Green technology not being efficient enough is simple bullshit and protectionism by fossil beneficiaries, which includes many government.

  2. […] embark on a massive solar panel installation … but Larry and Sergey fly around in their own their own leer […]

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