Monday, October 18, 2010

The Indy goes solar

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 11:40 AM

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In this picture, you can see some dude standing on the roof of our office building, ready to install solar panels. They're not fully operational yet, but the work is expected to be done this week tomorrow.

According to president Matt Gibson, the panels will help offset about 10 percent of the company's energy demand.

"I think we wanted to make a statement both internally to ourselves and to the community that we're committed to conservation," says Gibson.

Gibson adds that the building's roof has enough room to double the size of the installation, something he hopes to do in the future.

"I'm hoping to hold out until new, high-efficient technology becomes available," he says.

The Independent has a history of taking measures to reduce its carbon footprint, such as publishing a carbon-neutral issue in 2008. The solar panels, though, are the most substantial step.

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