Data center operator and hosting firm Quality Technology Services announced on Thursday it has constructed new solar power installations at its Richmond and Atlanta Metro Data Centers.
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When fully operational, the two projects will provide a total of one megawatt of power generation capacity to the sites, increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact.
QTS’ solar technology installations comes on the heels of its recent efforts to reduce the company’s carbon footprint through its Green Program.
QTS chief technology officer Brian Johnston announced the developments Wednesday at Uptime Institute Symposium in Santa Clara, California in an Environmental Defense Fund panel discussion alongside executives from ...