Global VITEC Solar Power Installations
Feb. 17, 2021 - In keeping with VITEC's Green Initiative, Solar power can help reduce CO2 emissions by virtue of being a clean and renewable source of energy. Solar power uses electrons captured from the sun for energy creation. Addition of solar panels at global offices helps fulfill:
- Commitment for Emission Reduction
- VITEC's Positive Green Choices to Go Carbon Neutral
- Carbon Neutral MPEG Products
Solar energy creates clean, renewable power from the sun and benefits the environment. Read more about how VITEC's carbon balanced video products will offer our customers a competitive advantage for end users who share our dedication in making the world a better place for future generations.
The new photo-voltaic solar system was recently installed in the VITEC office in Germany. The new system will provide enough solar energy to run the entire IT system, which includes over 36 servers, plus a lithium ion energy storage battery to store excess power. VITEC Germany completed an energy savings audit in 2020, that resulted in a number of recommendations that have been implemented along with the solar panel installation:
- Replaced high-energy consumption heat-pump
- Elevated the target temp of server room by 3?° C resulting in an expected energy saving of 30%??
- All light bulbs in the facility have been replaced with LED lights
- Motion, twilight and sound sensors were installed
- Smart thermostats were installed to factor in external temps to adjust climate control
- Also built into the upgrades was a charging station for electric cars
VITEC also recently opened a new office in Atlanta and has just finished the installation of a solar panel system for that facility as well.