06 Nov '11, 12pm

IBM Surges Past Facebook and Apple in Solar Power Race

IBM Surges Past Facebook and Apple in Solar Power Race

Facebook’s new solar system also demonstrates how innovative companies are squeezing solar energy for greater efficiency. Apparently its Menlo Park campus will be the first corporate campus to use a new solar cogeneration system engineered by the company Cogenra Solar . Aside from electricity from photovoltaic panels the system also generates hot water, an important consideration for corporate campuses with a high population of hot water-using employees – especially when an onsite gym is involved (the system will, in fact, directly supply Facebook’s onsite fitness center). Cogenra estimates that its dual system can generate five times the energy of standalone systems.

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