Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - November 21, 2018
Comcast adds solar array, EV charging
Comcast has completed a solar project that includes the addition of solar panels to two carport structures as well as electric vehicle charging stations at its Manchester, N.H. Northeast division office.
The project includes 950 solar panels for the carports, which cover 120 employee vehicles, according to a report by the New Hampshire Union Leader. The solar panels will generate as much as 500,000 kilowatt hours of power yearly, enough to provide about 15% of the facility’s electric usage.
In addition to adding two dual-port charging stations beneath the solar panel canopy to allow for charging up to four vehicles at a time, the company has also implemented other sustainability projects, including upgrading to high-efficiency equipment and cooling systems in data centers and installing LED lights and fixtures at dozens of its largest offices and call centers, including Manchester and Hudson.
“We actually had a few employees on the fence on what their next new car was going to be and decided to buy electric vehicles,” said David Newman, senior director for environment, health and safety and head of sustainability for Comcast’s Northeast Division.