Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Google to use solar energy

Google has announced plans to install 9,200 solar cells — capable of powering 1,000 average California homes at their California headquarters to power 30 percent of the company's energy needs.
I applaud them.
Outsiders estimate the solar cells will cost nearly $10 million to install, but should pay for themselves within the next 5-10 years.
We talked about solar power while we were in Nigeria.
The national electric company is so up and down that there's no real reliable energy source unless you can afford a large generator yourself.
I'm hoping to do more research and see if solar power might be a viable alternative for some of the boys homes or ministries there.
With as little electricity as they use, it may be a worthwhile investment.
Who knows.

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