28 Jul '11, 3pm

First Takes: GM's Solar Charge, Cooling Offices With Ice, and More! #SAP #green #solar #saprocks #oracle

First Takes: GM's Solar Charge, Cooling Offices With Ice, and More! #SAP #green #solar #saprocks #oracle

• GM's Big Solar Bid: General Motors' venture capital arm is making a $7.5 million equity investment in solar energy system company Sunlogics to help it set up a corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. The auto maker has also signed up to have Sunlogics instal solar vehicle-charging canopies at Chevrolet dealerships and GM facilities. GM will additionally enter a power-purchasing agreement, with Sunlogics installing large-scale solar arrays on GM buildings, and GM buying the energy they produce. • Ice, Ice Savings: Making and meting ice has become a key energy-saving technique at SAP's U.S. headquarters. The company's Newtown Square, Pa., location uses electricity during off-peak times to make enough ice to fill 16 large ice cooling tanks, and during the day the ice cools air heading into the building by chilling air pipes, writes CleanTechies. • Fueled Through ...

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