Fortinet turns on 900kW solar electric system at Santa Clara

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) said it has activated a 900kW solar electric system which blankets its Santa Clara corporate campus.

Fortinet´s commitment to sustainable business practices is now clearly exhibited with the installation of this commercial solar energy system which covers two rooftops and three parking lots.

“This is a great example of the investments being made in solar across the US by technology companies and other commercial businesses,” said Julia Hamm, CEO of Solar Electric Power Association.

Fortinet contracted with Blue Oak Energy to design and install this campus solar carport and rooftop project. The new distributed solar energy facility is comprised of 3148 Canadian solar modules, located on rooftop and parking-structure locations. In addition to generating clean energy onsite, the parking canopies offer shade and cooling to the staff´s vehicles during daytime work hours.

The Fortinet campus tenant improvements and solar projects were managed by FaciliCorp, a San Jose based project management firm.

Blue Oak Energy´s mission is to streamline large scale solar energy projects so that the adoption of solar electricity becomes widely accessible. The company continues to grow by delivering solar for businesses and solar design for utility projects across the United States.

Blue Oak Energy was created in 2003 with the primary goal of solar electricity becoming an attainable energy choice for everyone. Additional information can be found at http://www.blueoakenergy.com

Fortinet, Inc. provides network security appliances and unified threat management network security solutions worldwide. The company. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Its website is at http://www.fortinet.com.

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