Covered parking spaces come with something extra at the North American headquarters of British Telecommunications in sunny Southern California. Solar panels mounted on parking lot shade structures deliver enough renewable energy to power more than 150 average-sized California homes for one year. That translates to about 15 percent of British Telecommunications’ electricity requirements at the site. Carrie Norton, a 2003 Thunderbird graduate, spearheaded the project as a senior manager at Suntech Energy Solutions.
Hey there! My name is Debarshi Das, and I’m a May 2008 graduate from Thunderbird. Along with my peers who are also contributing to this blog, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. In August 2008, I began work for Clipper Windpower, a U.S.-based wind energy company focused on the design, manufacturing and global sales of our Liberty 2.5MW wind turbines. The company has grown to more than 800 employees worldwide and is based in Carpinteria, Calif., with European headquarters in London.