Quinn, Barbara
March 2007
Pollution Engineering;Mar2007, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p18
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the commercial solar system of Microsoft Corp. at its Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. It is considered as the Silicon Valley's largest commercial solar system that produces 480 kilowatt to power a portion of the company's campus. The 31,000-square foot grid-connected technology has been provided by the PowerLight Corp. with solar panels from SunPower Corp. Such technology is said to be applied by other system designers on a variety of projects, including the 12-megawatt Gut Erlasse Solar Park, which is considered as the world's largest solar electric power plant in Bavaria, Germany. It is inferred that solar power is integrated into electricity profiles, although photovoltaic power systems in the U.S. are commonly supplied on residential roofs.


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