ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - An advanced solar electricity system has been installed inside XIOLINK, LLC's downtown St. Louis headquarters. XIOLINK is the largest managed datacenter services and collocation provider, and one of St. Louis' first businesses in the central business district to install solar panels.

"We're committed to using innovative, sustainable solutions that benefit the environment as well as our business operations, and the addition of solar energy not only helps us reduce our carbon footprint but positively impacts our bottom line," said Brad Pittenger, co-founder and chief executive officer at XIOLINK. "It will also enable us to invest the green energy savings into better serving our clients and continuing to develop our outstanding IT professionals at XIOLINK."

The panels will supply power for offices and the network operations center. The datacenter will continue to be powered by an advanced electrical system which includes redundant backup generators and Ameren power feeds.

An unveiling ceremony will be planned for later this summer.