1. Articles in category: Fuel Cell

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Microsoft's unconventional approach to fuel-cell tech in data centers lowers PUE

      Microsoft's unconventional approach to fuel-cell tech in data centers lowers PUE

      Fuel-cell technology might be the answer to electrical-power issues looming large on the horizon; there are companies working hard, and spending huge sums of money, trying to make it so. Apple and eBay are already online using Bloom fuel-cell technology similar to the fuel-cell servers ...

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    8. Microsoft's deal with developer of 175MW wind farm in Illinois is its largest

      Microsoft's deal with developer of 175MW wind farm in Illinois is its largest

      Microsoft took a big step toward transforming the energy supply chain with its biggest power purchase agreement to date with the Pilot Hill Wind project near Chicago, Illinois, a 175 megawatt wind farm. Microsoft is among a handful of major tech companies spending large on renewable energy, much of it to balance out the coal energy used by their data centers. Microsoft began bulk purchases of wind energy last November, signing a 20-year PPA in Texas, its first “utility scale” move.

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    9. Apple invests in solar energy system in North Carolina

      Apple invests in solar energy system in North Carolina

      Apple has unveiled plans to invest some $55 million in the development of a solar energy system in North Carolina. The solar farm is expected to span 100 acres of land and produce electrical power that Apple will use to power one of its largest data centers, which is located in the same state. Apple has been growing more aggressive with its investments in renewable energy in recent years, hopping to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable in the future.

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    10. Gm, Hp, Walmart and others demand simpler buying of renewables

      Gm, Hp, Walmart and others demand simpler buying of renewables

      A blue-chip group of companies is today announcing a set of principles aimed at making it easier for companies to buy more renewable energy. It aims to solve what has become a vexing problem for companies seeking to increase their clean-energy purchases: moving utilities and other energy providers to make clean power more widely.

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    11. Apple to build a 3rd massive solar panel farm in North Carolina

      Apple to build a 3rd massive solar panel farm in North Carolina

      Apple is planning on significantly boosting the number of solar panels being used to power its data center in North Carolina. According to a local news report, Apple is planning on building another 100-acre, 17.5 MW solar panel farm in the nearby city of Claremont, North Carolina. Apple confirmed with me that this report is accurate.

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    12. Microsoft begins research project aimed at hydrogen fuel cells

      Microsoft begins research project aimed at hydrogen fuel cells

      Microsoft has launched a new research project aimed at exploring the use of fuel cells in date centers. These fuel cells would power the data centers, making them less of an energy burden on power grids and also making them more environmentally friendly. Microsoft believes that fuel cell technology will change the way data centers are powered, especially as the energy structure of much of the world begins to change.

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    13. Microsoft and Partners Get $5M in Federal Funding for Fuel Cell Research

      Microsoft and Partners Get $5M in Federal Funding for Fuel Cell Research

      Microsoft has taken on yet another research project exploring the use of fuel cells installed directly in data center IT racks. The company believes fuel cells will eventually revolutionize data center power and the energy industry in general. This time, Microsoft has partnered with two vendors and a university on a project that received $5 million in funding from the U.S. government.

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    14. CommScope's Rack-Size Fuel Cells Fit on Raised Floor, Replace Generators

      CommScope's Rack-Size Fuel Cells Fit on Raised Floor, Replace Generators

      CommScope has launched an in-door hydrogen fuel cell backup power system that can be installed right on the data center floor at the end of an IT row. The company is offering the solution as an environmentally friendly and space-efficient alternative to traditional diesel generators and battery cabinets, which require separate rooms in data center buildings.

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    15. Newark Data Center report shows it to be "clean but not green"

      Newark Data Center report shows it to be "clean but not green"

      Nearly 200 people packed a Newark City Council meeting Monday night to hear if the proposed Newark Data Center is environmentally sound. Council members heard the details of a third party report on the proposed Data Center. The Data Center (TDC) would be constructed on the University of Delaware's Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) campus. The center would make its own power by constructing a 279-megawatt combined heat and power plant on site. Supporters of the plant tout the jobs it would create in Delaware. 

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    16. What's happening in data center energy management

      What's happening in data center energy management

      New equipment, tools and business strategies will rein in run-away IT energy costs, the biggest operating expense in the data center. Data center energy management requires a multi-pronged approach: power-sipping hardware, tools that generate a clear depiction of energy use and expose areas where changes will pay off, and business strategies that bring in the right energy control products with the best return on investment (ROI).

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    17. Google is improving its data centers with the power of machine learning

      Google is improving its data centers with the power of machine learning

      In its continuing quest to improve the efficiency of its data centers, Google has found a new solution: machine learning. Jim Gao, an engineer on the company’s data center team, has been hard at work on building a model of how data centers perform based on a variety of factors, according to post to the company’s official blog.

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    18. Microsoft Funds Academic Data Center Efficiency Research Projects

      Microsoft Funds Academic Data Center Efficiency Research Projects

      Microsoft has dished out $160,000 in grants to four academic research projects focused on data center energy efficiency. Research teams from four different U.S. universities each received $40,000 from the Redmond, Wash., tech giant to look into resource-efficient cloud computing, improving data center efficiency and cost through software reliability analysis, provisioning cooling systems and microgrids.

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    19. Distributed power generation – Is it right for your datacentre energy strategy?

      Distributed power generation – Is it right for your datacentre energy strategy?

      As datacentre complexity and size grows, enterprises are looking for greener, more energy efficient ways to power these energy-guzzling facilities. One option is using distributed generation strategy, but will this cost and energy-efficient strategy work for datacentres of all sizes and types?

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