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This blog discusses Oracle's sustainability-related solutions and some of the sustainability activities at Oracle.

  • May 10, 2018

Oracle Increases its Solar Energy Usage

One of Oracle’s environmental goals for 2020 is 33 percent renewable energy usage (for leased and owned facilities, including data centers). To meet that goal, Oracle continuously assesses solar deployment opportunities to see if they are economically viable. With five additional solar projects recently completed around the world, Oracle is continuing its push towards using more renewable energy as an alternative power source.

In 2015, Oracle installed solar panels at its office in Burlington, Massachusetts. This array provides about 65 percent of the building's energy needs. Since then, Oracle has completed five additional onsite solar projects at facilities in the United States and India. These projects are:  

  • December 2017: Oracle completed installations at both its Austin Data Center and Utah Compute Facility of new 400 kW solar Photovoltaic (PV) arrays.
  • February 2018: Oracle completed construction of an installation consisting of 125 rooftop-mounted solar PV  modules at its Mumbai, India campus.
  • March 2018: Oracle completed construction of a system at its Pune, India campus using 435 solar PV modules, which will provide carpark cover as well.
  • April 2018: Oracle completed construction of a 335kW solar PV installation at its Pleasanton, California, campus. This solar system, coupled with previously installed solid oxide fuel cells, effectively eliminate annual consumption draw from the electricity grid and makes the Pleasanton campus nearly net-zero, as defined by the State of California.

These types of projects help Oracle move closer to achieving its goal of increasing renewable energy use and reducing carbon emissions. Oracle is also a signatory to the Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles and the Renewable Energy Buyer’s Alliance. The Oracle public cloud is 100 percent renewably powered in Europe. Oracle continues to evaluate potential onsite renewable energy projects as well as renewable energy provided through local utility grids in our efforts to move towards the use of more renewable energy across our global operations.

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