We pilot new technology on our campuses
When testing new renewable energy technologies on our campuses, we evaluate them against two criteria: They must make good business sense and have long-term potential to transform the industry. For example, in 2007, we installed the largest corporate solar panel installation of its kind—1.7 MW—at our Mountain View campus. It generates enough electricity to power 30% of the buildings on which it sits. And unless it rains for two years straight, it’ll pay for itself by 2013.