The Googleplex

Monday, 17th December 2007 by

As part of the December 07 image update Google have updated their own headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Compared to the older imagery1 the most obvious difference is that the Googeplex has been absolutely covered in solar panels.

Installed in October 2006, the panels are the world's largest solar panel installation on a corporate campus in the United States! Er, hang on...

Still, Google should be commended for the project which generates 30% of their peak electricity requirements. Read more on the project's homepage, which also promises some live stats2.

  1. Currently still available in Google Maps, but probably not for long. ↩︎

  2. The stats are unfortunately broken at the time of writing, but will apparently be back online soon. ↩︎