Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has revealed the second largest onsite solar array that would power about 2000 homes at a go when the sun shines on the panels. The tech company has installed the solar panels at its Ocotillo Campus in Chandler. This makes it the largest solar carport installation in the state.
The company’s solar panels have a capacity of about 7.7 megawatts when exposed to direct sunlight. One megawatt can supply power to more than 250 residential homes at once. At the onsite, the panels cover a capacity of about 3,000 parking spaces. The project is the largest of its kind and it’s only second to the 18-megawatt capacity installation found at the Freeport-McMoRan’s Bagdad mine in Arizona which is a Public Service Company territory.
The project produces about 13 million kilowatt-hours of power, which is adequate to supply the energy to 1,000 homes annually. The company made a commitment to triple their green power installations in 2015 and this is just a section of what the company has achieved since then. The Santa Clara, the Intel’s campuses based in California in the U.S. and in Europe, are fully 100& green. According to Marty Sedler, the Intel’s Director of Global Utilities and Infrastructure, the company also has a variety of energy programs growing at various campuses worldwide.
The company’s alternative power generating programs are intended to deliver the needed energy to their buildings. The firm will continue growing steadily as it plans to cover to enter other new regions globally. The company currently has more than 60 green projects across the world and they have 14 distinct technology applications in 12 states and nations. Intel’s projects are unique and economical to manage, which is more beneficial to the company’s stakeholders, employees, consumers and the entire environment in general.
For instance, according to Kevin Hartke, the Chandler’s Vice Mayor, the state’s economy relies on the Intel, which has more than 11,000 workers in the city. The Intel’s investment in Chandler has continuously supported the development of the infrastructure, the community programs, and sustainable uses of water and power sources.