Satcom Direct installs solar farm at Melbourne HQ


As part of Satcom Direct’s ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, the company has installed a 1,200-panel solar farm at its world headquarters in Melbourne, Florida.

The new infrastructure is located adjacent to the SD Data Center and covers 65,000ft² (6,038.7m²), more than the full size of an American football field.

The company said the photovoltaic modules will generate more than 97,750kWh per month and will take just under 10 years to recoup the investment in terms of energy costs. Satcom Direct daily operations will consume the sun-powered energy. Renewable energy specialist Florida Electric and Solar was responsible for the planning and installation.

“We create products that help our clients to work smarter, and we apply the same philosophy to our own operations,” said Jim Jensen, founder and CEO of Satcom Direct, about the rationale for the installation. “Renewable energy benefits everyone, and the solar farm will play a significant part in powering our business more efficiently. We recognise the need to reduce our carbon footprint and be more environmentally friendly. The solar farm is just one of several initiatives we are implementing as we work towards carbon neutrality.”

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