Amadeus Consulting Buys Solar Panels for its Employees

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Amadeus Consulting purchases 100 solar panels in a solar garden to partially offset the energy consumption of each employee and reduce the company’s electricity bill. The purchase represents 4.5% of Boulder’s first community-based solar garden, which is in Xcel Energy’s Colorado service area.

Here’s an interesting twist on the solar garden idea. Solar gardens provide a great way for people to go solar when they can’t put panels on their own roof. That’s the case for at least 75% of Americans, so we’re talking about a huge market — and huge solar potential.

Through a solar garden, those of us in the 75% can purchase power from panels installed offsite. But they’re not just for individuals — businesses can get their power from solar gardens as well.

 

A great example is in the news today. Amadeus Consulting, a technology solutions company, announced that it has purchased 100 solar panels through Boulder-based Clean Energy Collective. The purchase represents 4.5% of Boulder’s first community-based solar garden, which is in Xcel Energy’s Colorado service area.

 

Amadeus Consulting made the purchase in order to partially offset the energy consumption of each employee, and plans to purchase panels for each of its future employees. The initiative will offset 10% of the company’s electricity bill while producing renewable energy for decades to come for the city of Boulder.

 

“At Amadeus Consulting, we are passionate about conserving resources and reducing our energy footprint,” said John Basso, chief information officer for Amadeus Consulting. “This is an exciting initiative that will make a big impact in Boulder, and show local and national businesses that self-sustaining businesses are possible.”

 

The initiative highlights Amadeus Consulting’s passion for maintaining an environmentally responsible, sustainable corporate culture. In 2009, the company received a Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) certification, which emphasizes four areas of sustainability: integration of environmental practices in management, energy efficiency, water conservation, and quality and resource management.