1. Articles in category: Fuel Cell

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    1. Fuel cells for microgrids

      Fuel cells for microgrids

      The long, slow maturation of the fuel cell industry has created many skeptics out there who have wondered whether the technology will ever find an application where the benefits of fuel cells balance out the price premium that must be paid for the novel technology. But as retail electricity prices creep up and many renewable sources of power decline in cost, fuel cells are inching closer to being a realistic power option, particularly at the microgrid level.

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    2. University of Delaware wants a 'traditional' datacenter

      University of Delaware wants a 'traditional' datacenter

      Despite the unanimous vote by the board of the University of Delaware to revoke the contract with The Data Centers, LLC to build a data center and co-generation plant on their STAR campus, UD is still actively interested in finding another datacenter tenant for the site. The trick, they say, is to find a traditional datacenter operator who just wants to connect to the public power grid.

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      Mentions: IBM
    3. Tesla’s use of clean power for its battery factory would be unprecedented

      Tesla’s use of clean power for its battery factory would be unprecedented

      Amid the news that Tesla and Nevada have come to an agreement over a deal that would see Tesla’s massive battery factory built in the state was another head-turning bit of information. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the factory will produce its own energy through a combination of geothermal, wind and solar, and it’ll produce all of the energy that it needs — Musk described it as “a self contained factory.”

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      Mentions: Apple Iceland IBM
    4. Clarifying the Renewable Energy Movement

      Clarifying the Renewable Energy Movement

      Large data companies have hopped on the renewable energy bandwagon in a big way. Whether it’s Apple or Microsoft, Google or Amazon, or newer cloud providers like Box, the drive to leverage alternate energy sources like wind and solar is at a fever pitch. Nevertheless, we need to be careful about describing exactly what is going on here, particularly when headlines start touting data facilities that are “100 percent powered by renewables.”

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    5. Supernap awarded Tier IV colo gold facility

      Supernap awarded Tier IV colo gold facility

      Switch’s Supernap 8 data center in Las Vegas has become the first carrier neutral colocation facility in the world to achieve Tier IV (GOLD) certification for operations. The certification was formalized by The Uptime Institute in August 2014. Supernap 8 was built according to Switch’s own SwitchMOD data center designs.

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    6. SuperNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold Status for Operations

      SuperNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold Status for Operations

      Uptime isn’t just about having a resilient facility. Human error is among the leading causes of data center outages, underlining the importance of a well-trained staff and operational best practices. The team at Switch in Las Vegas has now met the highest standards on both fronts. After earning Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute earlier this year, Switch’s SuperNAP 8 has now added Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability.

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    7. New Biogas rules in the Renewable Fuel Standards

      New Biogas rules in the Renewable Fuel Standards

      The EPA recently announced changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) that improves opportunities for biogas to be utilized as a vehicular fuel by qualifying it as an advanced cellulosic biofuel. Biogas-derived Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) produced from landfills, municipal waste-water treatment facility digesters, agricultural digesters, and separated MSW digesters all now qualify under the RFS. 

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    8. Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

      Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

      The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm, but as the woman in charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: The panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still greening its act. The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on fossil fuels, is now leading other technology companies in controlling its own power supply and expanding its use of renewable energy.

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    9. Green House Data Launches 100-Percent-Renewable Wyoming Data Center

      Green House Data Launches 100-Percent-Renewable Wyoming Data Center

      Hosting and colocation service provider Green House Data held a grand opening for its data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Wednesday, whose entire energy consumption is offset through renewable-energy credit purchases. One-quarter of the facility’s data center floor was occupied by the day of the event, the state of Wyoming signed as its first customer.

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    10. Huge power company Exelon to finance Bloom Energy fuel cell projects

      Huge power company Exelon to finance Bloom Energy fuel cell projects

      Fuel cell maker Bloom Energy announced an important financing deal early Tuesday morning with one of the largest power companies in the U.S. Exelon plans to fund the deployment of 21 MW worth of Bloom Energy fuel cells — which is over 100 individual fuel cell units — for two customers across 75 commercial locations. While the deal isn’t that large in terms of units, it’s interesting because it shows how Bloom Energy’s fuel cells are becoming more bankable and more compelling to power companies interested in a distributed clean power option.

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    11. GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      General Electric has developed a way to convert natural gas using a combination of fuel cell and an engine, an approach it hopes will finally result in broad adoption of stationary fuel cells. The industrial giant's research arm on Tuesday disclosed details on its solid-oxide fuel cell research efforts and said it has started a pilot line at a factory in upstate New York to manufacture the generators. As first reported here last year, GE has achieved relatively high efficiency by coupling two generators and hopes to bring down costs by using cheaper materials.

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    12. GE Threatens to Enter Fuel Cell Market, Compete With Bloom

      GE Threatens to Enter Fuel Cell Market, Compete With Bloom

      Earlier this week, General Electric announced that it is initiating an entrepreneurial effort to commercialize its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for megawatt-scale stationary power applications. Billion-dollar fuel cell startup Bloom Energy also works with SOFC technology at this scale.

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    13. GE Claims Breakthrough in Fuel-Cell Tech, Launches Fuel-Cell Subsidiary

      GE Claims Breakthrough in Fuel-Cell Tech, Launches Fuel-Cell Subsidiary

      General Electric unveiled a fuel-cell subsidiary called GE Fuel Cells and said it was building a new fuel-cell manufacturing plant in upstate New York. Fuel cells use natural gas or biogas to generate electricity and have seen some adoption in the data center space.

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    14. Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power

      Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power

      General Electric has a bright idea for keeping the lights on even when the electrical grid short-circuits. The 122-year-old company wants to bring clean, reliable, affordable energy to the masses with hyper-efficient fuel cells , and in a rare move, is launching a startup to do it.

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    15. GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup

      GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup

      GE is using an innovation for manufacturing fuel cell technology as the backbone to launch an independent startup within the conglomerate, the head of the group, Johanna Wellington, told me in an interview on Monday. The 17-person GE team is now in the process of working on scaling up the fuel cell tech as well as the pilot production line, and plans to commercialize the product as early as 2017.

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      Mentions: Bloom Energy
    16. Microsoft buys entire output of Illinois wind farm

      Microsoft buys entire output of Illinois wind farm

      Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy — the entire output — of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago and will supply Microsoft's data center there through the grid.

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    17. Apple Data Center Energy Use Grows but Remains 100 Percent Renewable

      Apple Data Center Energy Use Grows but Remains 100 Percent Renewable

      Earlier this month, few days after news came out that Apple was going to build its third massive solar farm in North Carolina, the company released its latest environmental responsibility report, which covers its fiscal year 2013 (October 2012 through September 2013).

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    18. Microsoft Buys Entire Output of Illinois Wind Farm

      Microsoft Buys Entire Output of Illinois Wind Farm

      Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy - the entire output - of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago and will supply Microsoft's data center there through the grid.

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