Recently, Google announced its plan to go solar at its headquarters. Several wealthy individuals, investors, companies are deeply committed to the cause of making the environment better. But this is good corporate example where a company is going beyond contributing money or investing to the cause – to actually doing what it believes helps the environment. This is a fair size effort with a capacity of 1.6 megawatts – to the tune of generating enough electricity for 1,000+ homes. We will see how other follows to such a trend as there are good economic reasons to do this as well.
It’ll be interesting to see when would such energy alternatives become widely available as a bundled offering at cheaper cost to tip the scale for mass adoption at consumer level. I mentioned some of the needs earlier and will be willing to hear what others say on mass adoption.