Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cisco Signs Up for 20MW of Solar Energy

Cisco reached a deal with NRG Energy to develop a 20 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility that will generate clean, reliable solar power for Cisco's San Jose headquarters.

NRG Renew LLC will convert its NRG Solar Blythe II location, which is a 153-acre parcel in the Sonoran desert near the Arizona/California border, into a solar installation that will help Cisco reach its goal of using renewable sources for at least 25 percent of its electricity needs by 2017.  The project is scheduled to begin commercial operation by the end of 2016.

"Enabling a diverse energy supply through low-carbon and renewable sources is key to meeting Cisco's energy goals set forth in 2013. We thoroughly vetted potential solutions to help us realize our sustainability goals and are thrilled to collaborate with NRG to source renewable energy and increase our use of solar power. We look forward to exploring new, innovative ways to green the power we use," said Ali Ahmed, Global Energy and Sustainability Leader, Cisco.