Who is the solar energy leader in the US? Thanks to the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, which represents over 1,300 organizations that have made a commitment to voluntary renewable energy investments, we now have a conglomeration of companies that have taken the commitment to move toward solar energy either through purchasing renewable energy credits, or through installing solar energy on their own. Starbucks, Walmart, Google, Kohl’s, Apple, and Microsoft are just a few of the names on the list.
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Founded on July 18, 1968, by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore (of Moore’s law), and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove, Intel Corporation is America’s solar energy leader. They’ve invested enough in green power to offset 100% of its 3,429,956,843-kWh energy footprint.
Even more impressive, this company, has been the nation’s largest purchaser of green power for an astounding nine years running. Furthermore, they manufacture computer components for companies such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, Dell.
Much of their investments have come from solar power. For instance, in April 2017, the company completed work on the second-largest on-site solar carport array in the United States. The array covers 3,200 parking spaces and will offset the electricity equivalent of 1,000 US homes annually. Also, the company holds the title for the largest solar carport installation in the United States, thanks to an installation at its Folsom, California campus.
As more companies turn toward solar energy, we expect to see more home owners also using solar. Important to realize, that solar earns its rightful place as the most sound source of energy available today.
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