We recently shared how Walt Disney World is going all in on solar, and now another well-known brand is doing the same.
Internet search giant Google is currently constructing two data centers in Alabama and Tennessee – and each of them will be pulling electricity from solar farms.
Google has purchased the output of many solar farms that can generate 413 megawatts of energy. That energy production comes from 1.6 million panels, which as Google says, is the same size as 65,000 residential rooftop panel systems. The solar farm projects are the biggest ever for Google and when up and running, the electricity needed by these data centers will be “matched with 100 percent renewable energy from day one.”
This is part of Google’s effort to eventually source carbon-free electricity 24 hours a day for all of their data centers.
With companies like Walt Disney and Google jumping on board with the solar revolution, imagine what it could do for your home or business electricity bill.
Now is a good time to go solar, considering the federal Solar Tax Credit will remain at 30 percent through the end of the year. In 2020, the tax benefit for solar homeowners will drop to 26 percent, and in 2021 it is set to be reduced to 22 percent.
With a variety of other incentives and financing options available, and with electricity rates only expected to increase in the months and years ahead, Sacramento-area homeowners and businesses would be wise to use solar to start saving today on their bills and help the environment at the same time.
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