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Solar system will help Intel achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals; new lobby kiosk to educate visitors on environmental impact, electricity production of solar power
Apr 30, 2009

FOSTER CITY, Calif., and HILLSBORO, Ore., April 30, 2009—SolarCity®, a national leader in solar power system design, financing, installation, monitoring and related services, unveiled a new solar installation at Intel’s Jones Farm Campus in Hillsboro, Ore. Intel also showcased a kiosk in its visitor building lobby last week, provided by SolarCity, to educate employees, visitors and students about solar power. The kiosk displays an Internet feed from SolarGuard™, SolarCity’s monitoring system, to provide updates every 15 minutes on Intel’s solar system’s production, electricity offset and environmental impact.

The 100.8 kilowatt DC solar electric system consists of 504 solar modules on the roof of Building Four at the Jones Farm Campus. In the first 25 years of the system’s lifetime, it is expected to offset more than 4 million pounds of greenhouse gas that would otherwise have been emitted by coal or fossil-fuel-generated electricity. This would be the equivalent of taking 21.5 cars off the road for 25 years, or planting 35 acres of trees. Intel is currently the largest voluntary purchaser of “green power” in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

“We’re honored to offer clean, affordable, renewable energy to an innovation and sustainability leader like Intel,” said SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive. “In addition to contributing science, technology and educational resources to local communities, Intel has provided strong corporate leadership on sustainability issues.”

For additional information about SolarCity’s operations in Oregon, interested parties can visit the company at the Northwest Solar Expo and Clean Technology Showcase. SolarCity will exhibit at booth Number 10 at the conference May 1-3, in the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Contact Rob LaVigne at (503) 560-1005 or, email rlavigne@solarcity.com to set up an appointment.
 

About SolarCity
SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 15 states and signs up approximately one new customer every minute of the work day. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.