Trimble breaks ground on 1.7MW solar array at Westminster HQ

WESTMINSTER — Industrial technology company Trimble Inc. (Nasdaq: TRMB), is building a 1.7-megawatt solar array at its Westminster headquarters, which it established last year when it moved its main office from Silicon Valley to the Boulder Valley.

The new solar panels are projected to offset more than 100% of the energy consumed by Trimble’s two-building campus in the Westmoor Technology Park, which represents approximately 6-7% of the company’s total global electricity demand,” Trimble said in a news release.

The 4.4-acre project will include ground-mounted solar arrays and 170 raised structures with panels affixed to the top that will serve as carports for parking. Boulder-based Namaste Solar will help build the project.

“We feel a heightened responsibility to be more sustainable and to help our customers drive sustainability for the benefit of our planet and future generations,” Trimble CEO Rob Painte said in a prepared statement. “We are committed to pursuing innovative renewable energy solutions in terms of their environmental benefit. This includes on-site generation of renewable energy from solar, which we are implementing or pursuing across a number of our global sites. Our goal for these projects is to generate our own renewable energy, and when possible, provide any excess energy production to the local electricity grid.”

Source: BizWest

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