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Google’s Plans for a Solar Canopy to Power its New Headquarters

A report on said Google resubmitted its plans for a new corporate headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., but that the revised plan still includes the PV-canopy that will generate power from the sun. Said the post:

“A hallmark of the new design is a ‘photovoltaic-integrated canopy skin’ that generates renewable energy on site, though it is unclear how much energy the photovoltaics will produce. Solar energy aside, the canopy is designed to serve several other purposes: Google says it’ll help regulate air quality, light, and sound inside the building. Unlike the glass dome originally proposed last year, the canopy is silver, not clear, to deter birds from flying into the structure.”


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