Dell India Goes the Solar Way at its Whitefield Campus in Bangalore

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Installs a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Grid Connected System targeting a reduction of 54.9 tons of CO2-equivalent per year, Becomes the second Dell campus globally and the first in the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region to deploy a solar PV system

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BANGALORE: Reinforcing its commitment to the environment, Dell India today announced the installation of a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Grid Connected System at its premises in Whitefield, Bangalore. With a capacity of 42.78 kilowatt peak, the grid system will help Dell reduce its carbon footprint by an estimated 54.9 tons of CO2-equivalent per year. With this installation, Dell’s Whitefield campus becomes the second Dell site globally and the first in the APJ region to deploy a solar PV system.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Grid Connected System at Dell WhitefieldA highlight of this project is that Dell’s installation of 186 solar panels across 3340 square feet will avoid the use of batteries. Batteries require energy for cooling, frequent maintenance and have a limited life span, all of which can have environmental costs. This new PV system will replace a portion of the grid power provided by the Electricity Board and the facility’s electrical generators with clean energy from the sun. Approximately 22.6% of Dell’s global electricity consumption came from renewable sources in FY13.

Commenting on the installation, Deepak Ohlyan, Executive Director of Facilities, Dell India said, “Dell supports various environment friendly efforts – from ways to reduce global emissions to incorporating power-efficiencies and employing sustainability practices. This Solar PV Grid Connected System installation strengthens Dell’s commitment to operate our facilities in a responsible manner.”

Highlights of Dell’s Solar PV Grid Connected System
* Capacity of 42.78 kilowatt peak
* Target to reduce 54.9 tons of CO2-equivalent per year
* Eco-friendly power generation system
* Zero greenhouse gas emissions

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