Intel is now using clean power generated from a solar photovoltaic installation, designed and installed by SolarCity. The installation is located on Intel’s Chandler Campus, and the firm is about to break ground on a new project at the Ocotillo Campus.
The two systems were aided by incentives from the SRP EarthWise Solar Energy program and make Intel the SRP customer with the third-most photovoltaic capacity. The Chandler roof system is capable of generating approximately 10% of the building’s peak demand.
The Ocotillo campus project will add solar support structures in the parking lot to provide 200kW of electricity, plus provide shade for approximately 100 vehicles. This is the first of what the company hopes to be several of this type of system, with potential pending expansions later this year.