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Cox completes another solar installation
Cox Enterprises completes a solar installation at its Manheim Portland facility.
Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 08:00 AM
Cox Enterprises has completed yet another solar installation. The company's Manheim Portland solar power project is the newest addition to Cox's growing renewable energy portfolio. The Portland rooftop solar array includes 16,500 square feet of panels that generate 193 MWh of energy annually. This is enough to meet more than one quarter of the facility's annual energy needs.
"The Manheim Portland solar installation is closely tied to Cox Conserves, our national sustainability program," said Steve Bradley, director of alternate energy, engineering and business continuity for Cox Enterprises. "This is our tenth alternative energy project, and combined, the projects prevent 12,000 tons of greenhouse gases from entering the environment on an annual basis." Source: Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises has existing solar thermal or photovoltaic systems at facilities in Arizona, California, Georgia, New Jersey and Oregon. Cox's KTVU-TV in Oakland is also running partially on renewable energy. The facility's solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology allows the facility to produce more than 3.4 million kWh of energy annually, which provides nearly 70 percent of the main building's power.
Cox Enterprises' expanding renewable energy portfolio is just one facet of the company's commitment to sustainable business practices. The company is also working on greening their fleet, implementing a comprehensive waste management
program, giving back to the community through the Cox Conserves Heroes
program, and more.
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