Google’s New Headquarters Uses 360° ‘Dragonscale’ Solar Panels to Capture Sunlight From All Angles


A new Google campus in California is fulfilling its goal of working with green energy 90% of the time—in part by powering its building with solar panels inspired by ‘dragon skin’.

The Bay View campus in Mountain View opened this month to employees on 42 acres in Silicon Valley.

Designed by architects at Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio—as well as Google’s design and engineering teams—two sun drenched office buildings take up 1.1 million square feet covered by 90,000 silver solar panels.

The dragonscale roof has the capacity to generate nearly 7 megawatts of energy.


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