THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 2011 |
20th Century Fox Installs Solar Power
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation has installed a solar power system at their Los Angeles, California headquarters;
a site that has produced some of the world's most popular films.
Designed and constructed by Solar
, the 160 kW solar panel array incorporates a special mounting
system to cater to Fox’s historic Building 99's uniquely shaped curved roof.
Part of News Corp.'s Global Energy Initiative, the rooftop solar
represents Fox's first venture into using solar energy on-site and News
Corp.'s second major investment in solar.
"As a carbon neutral company, this project is a key component of our ongoing commitment to
sustainability," said Hal Haenal, Senior Vice President of Fox Studios Operations.
In May of 2007, the Global Energy Initiative was launched across News
Corporation's many assets in an effort to reduce its energy use and impact on
the climate. The company also committed to creating web sites and social network
groups with information and tips on saving energy, along with incentive programs
and special educational events for employees.
Among other achievements under the initiative is the construction of a 4.1MW solar
installation on Down Jones' campus in New Jersey and News International's
construction of the largest and most energy efficient print plant in the world in
Broxbourne, England; said to have improved energy
by 30% compared to the old plant.
News Corp.'s approach to achieving carbon neutrality has been to first, reduce
energy use, then to use renewable power sources where economically viable and
finally, offset emissions the corporation cannot avoid.
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