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Dell India goes the Solar Way at its Whitefield Campus in Bangalore


June 24, 2013 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

-- Installs a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Grid Connected System targeting a reduction of 54.9 tons of CO2-equivalent per year

-- Becomes the second Dell campus globally and the first in the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region to deploy a solar PV system

-- 22.6% of Dell’s global electricity came from renewable sources in FY13

Reinforcing its commitment to the environment, Dell India today announced the installation of a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Grid Connected System at its premises in Whitefield, Bangalore. With a capacity of 42.78 kilowatt peak, the grid system will help Dell reduce its carbon footprint by an estimated 54.9 tons of CO2-equivalent per year. With this installation, Dell’s Whitefield campus becomes the second Dell site globally and the first in the APJ region to deploy a solar PV system.

A highlight of this project is that Dell’s installation of 186 solar panels across 3340 square feet will avoid the use of batteries. Batteries require energy for cooling, frequent maintenance and have a limited life span, all of which can have environmental costs. This new PV system will replace a portion of the grid power provided by the Electricity Board and the facility’s electrical generators with clean energy from the sun. Approximately 22.6% of Dell’s global electricity consumption came from renewable sources in FY13.

Highlights of Dell’s Solar PV Grid Connected System

-- Capacity of 42.78 kilowatt peak
-- Target to reduce 54.9 tons of CO2-equivalent per year
-- Eco-friendly power generation system
-- Zero greenhouse gas emissions

Commenting on the installation, Deepak Ohlyan, Executive Director of Facilities, Dell India said, “Dell supports various environment friendly efforts – from ways to reduce global emissions to incorporating power-efficiencies and employing sustainability practices. This Solar PV Grid Connected System installation strengthens Dell’s commitment to operate our facilities in a responsible manner.”

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering the Possible is Dell’s commitment to putting its technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Learn more at www.dell.com/poweringthepossible.

Source: Business Wire India

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