Melbourne, FL. / 10 January 2023 – Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has installed a 1,200-panel solar farm at its Melbourne, FL, world headquarters in its ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The new infrastructure is located adjacent to the SD Data Center and covers 65,000 sq ft, more than the full size of an American football field.
The photovoltaic modules will generate more than 97,750kWh per month and will take just under ten years to recoup the investment in terms of energy costs. Satcom Direct daily operations will consume the sun-powered energy. State-wide experts in renewable energy, Florida Electric and Solar, were responsible for the planning and installation, which began generating power in December.
“We create products that help our clients to work smarter, and we apply the same philosophy to our own operations,” explains Jim Jensen, Chairman and CEO 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 recognize 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.”
About Satcom Direct: Satcom Direct (SD) is founded on a core belief in understanding the value of time and the importance of maximizing it. The company mobilizes the most cutting-edge technologies to enable connection wherever you might be. SD’s proprietary technologies span business aviation, marine, government and telecommunications sectors, with the singular goal of leading connectivity industry standards.
Harnessing a powerful combination of tools, SD delivers consistent, reliable connectivity across the globe. Proprietary software, hardware, terrestrial infrastructure, cybersecurity solutions and award-winning customer services create tailored data services for each customer mission. The aim is to enhance the passenger experience, improve efficiencies and give back precious time by providing connectivity beyond all expectations.
SD World Headquarters is located in the heart of the Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, with 14 additional locations in 11 countries including the UK, UAE, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, Russia, and Brazil, plus a hardware development and manufacturing base in Ottawa, Canada. For more information regarding SD, visit www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail [email protected], or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.
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