New Solar Parking Lot Structure at Dell HQ to Generate Renewable Energy, Help Avoid CO2 Emissions

Dell has completed construction of a new 516-panel solar structure on its Round Rock, Texas headquarters campus. The solar array is designed to generate 130,000 kilowatt hours of solar power annually, helping to avoid around 145,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

The structure, located in an employee parking lot, will shade 50 parking spaces and provide two charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles.

“Dell now sources more than 25 percent of our global electricity needs from renewable sources, and we’re committed to doing more,” said Dane Parker, Dell’s director of Americas Facilities and Global Environment, Health and Safety. “We’re launching solar pilot projects like this one in every region where we do business. We recently completed, for example, a solar project at our manufacturing site in Brazil that uses solar power to heat water for the building’s kitchen and cafeteria areas.”

Dell partnered with McBride Electric Inc., Envision Solar and BP Solar to design and build the structure, the latest example of Dell’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Dell is also participating in Oncor’s “Take a Load Off, Texas” solar photovoltaic program, which helps customers meet a portion of their electric energy needs with solar photovoltaic systems.