1. Articles in category: Fuel Cell

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    1. Solar, Storage, Enviros Square Off Against Gas for California SGIP Dollars

      Solar, Storage, Enviros Square Off Against Gas for California SGIP Dollars

      As Jigar Shah has noted, “Policy should be about hitting goals, not accelerating any and all technologies.” California's Self-Generation Incentive Program is a generous subsidy intended to spur development of low-emissions distributed generation. But the complicated calculation of just what qualifies as "low emissions" has been the subject of lively debate at the California Public Utilities Commission of late, since the calculation could exclude fuel cells or small gas engines from qualifying.

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    2. The Floating Data Center Idea Isn’t Dead

      The Floating Data Center Idea Isn’t Dead

      Take all the mechanical and electrical infrastructure necessary to support 8 MW of critical load, add the IT load itself, and put everything on a floating barge. What could go wrong? According to two San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs, not much. In fact, Arnold Magcale and Daniel Kekai believe a floating data center can be safer and, importantly, cheaper to own and operate.

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    3. CenturyLinkVoice: It's Not Easy Being Green: New Data Centers Improve Efficiency But Bring Challenges

      CenturyLinkVoice: It's Not Easy Being Green: New Data Centers Improve Efficiency But Bring Challenges

      While next-generation data centers have the potential to drive significant cost and efficiency savings for businesses worldwide, these infrastructures also present a range of complex power and environmental challenges. The cloud doesn’t live on any one physical infrastructure. Rather, it is spread across many physical sites around the world — each creating demands to comply with stringent energy and environmental standards.

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    4. 380V DC Power: Shaping the Future of Data Center Energy Efficiency

      380V DC Power: Shaping the Future of Data Center Energy Efficiency

      Traditional distribution practices employed to power data centers and their IT equipment have become antiquated as new standards emerge, driven by our need for new solutions that provide a higher level of efficiency without sacrificing reliability. In March of last year, Congress passed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (H.R.

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    5. GreenTouch Consortium aims for 98% energy reduction in wireline, core networks by 2020

      GreenTouch Consortium aims for 98% energy reduction in wireline, core networks by 2020

      GreenTouch says it has developed new methods that can reduce net energy consumption in wireline telecom networks by 98 percent by 2020 while accounting for ongoing growth of data traffic. It said that this savings is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of 5.8 million cars.

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      Mentions: Google CBI Bell Labs
    6. Cooling the cloud: Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-center efficiency

      Cooling the cloud: Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-center efficiency

      Data centers—large clusters of servers that power cloud computing operations, e-commerce and more—are one of the largest and fastest-growing consumers of electricity in the United States. The industry has been shifting from open-air cooling of these facilities to increasingly complex systems that segregate hot air from cold air. When it comes to cost savings, there are definite advantages to the aisle containment systems, which have been estimated to save 30 percent of cooling energy—but it's not yet clear how they increase the risk of overheating, or how to design them for greatest safety and optimum energy efficiency.

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    7. Internal Carbon Fees Fund Data Center Energy Innovation at Microsoft

      Internal Carbon Fees Fund Data Center Energy Innovation at Microsoft

      When it committed to 100 percent carbon-neutral operations in 2012, Microsoft started the unusual practice of charging each of its internal departments fees for the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions they are responsible for. Today, three years later, the company claims that the strategy works.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    8. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 18th

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 18th

      For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. CenturyLink Uses Natural Gas to Power Data Center – Fuel cells that run on natural gas continue to make their way into the data center market. What the Words “Converged Infrastructure” Mean Today – Where does storage play a role? When is it only compute? What about cloud computing and integration? What are some actual use cases behind these kinds of technologies?

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    9. CenturyLink fuels data centre with natural gas

      CenturyLink fuels data centre with natural gas

      CenturyLink has bought a 500kW on-site power generation plant from Bloom Energy to power an expansion of its data centre in Irvine, California. Both the expansion of the facility and the deployment of the energy station to power the data centre have now been completed and are due to be commissioned this month.

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    10. CenturyLink Uses Natural Gas to Power Data Center

      CenturyLink Uses Natural Gas to Power Data Center

      Fuel cells that run on natural gas continue to make their way into the data center market. Following several major web-scale data center deployments, Sunnyvale, California-based Bloom Energy has sold a 500kW on-site power generation plant to CenturyLink, which has deployed it to power an expansion of its data center in Southern California.

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    11. Microsoft gets data centres powered up for big UPS turn-off

      Microsoft gets data centres powered up for big UPS turn-off

      The problem with data centres is that you have to plug them in. Or to put it another way, the problem with data centres is that they draw their power from a national grid and this ultimately narrows the cost efficiency structure under which they can operate. Conspicuously creaky and ageing grid networks in (even) advanced first-world nations don’t make matters any better.

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    12. How Microsoft Got Rid of the Big Data Center UPS

      How Microsoft Got Rid of the Big Data Center UPS

      Big uninterruptible power supply cabinets and rows of batteries that are similar in size to the ones under the hood of your car have been an unquestioned data center mainstay for years. This infrastructure is what ensures servers keep running between the time the utility power feed goes down and backup generators get a chance to start and stabilize.

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    13. Fuel cells power systems on the rise

      Fuel cells power systems on the rise

      Financial services provider Morgan Stanley opened a 250 kWe fuel cell on-site power system at its headquarters building in Purchase, New York last month. The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) device from Bloom Energy is supplying both baseload power and a grid-independent supply to parts of the building’s critical loads.

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