1. Articles in category: Fuel Cell

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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      Mentions: Apple Intel Google
    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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      Mentions: Bloom Energy
    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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      Mentions: Apple Iceland Google
    13. Newark data center plan divides supporters, critics

      Newark data center plan divides supporters, critics

      As a planned power plant and data center for the University of Delaware’s STAR campus edges closer to becoming a reality, its developer and local critics remain deeply divided over whether the project would damage the local environment, boost the economy, or turn Newark into an industrial zone. - See more at: http://www.wdde.org/61283-newark-data-center-plan-divides-supporters-critics#sthash.p1wUTgSZ.dpuf

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      Mentions: Google Bloom Energy
    14. Emerson Report Suggests Massive Changes in Data Center Over the Next Decade

      Emerson Report Suggests Massive Changes in Data Center Over the Next Decade

      By Saroj Kar On May 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment Tweet

      Data center 300x294 Most experts believe that the data center as we know today will undergo major changes over the next decade. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) will play a crucial role in data centers, while the way in which data centers are powered going to change altogether. This predicts Emerson Network Power in the report “Data Center 2025: Exploring the Possibilities.”

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    15. The Data Center as a Power Generator?

      The Data Center as a Power Generator?

      Conventional wisdom holds that the modern data center is a giant energy vacuum, sucking in larger and larger shares of available power and kicking dangerous emissions into the atmosphere in return. In this case, conventional wisdom is not wrong. But those who have taken a hard look at the current data/energy paradigm are starting to ask a very basic question: Does it necessarily have to be this way?

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      Mentions: IBM Microsoft Corp
    16. The Apple of the Planet's Eye

      The Apple of the Planet's Eye

      If, perchance, you have the opportunity to read the long list of health benefits from eating an apple a day, then for sure you’ll have an apple on your table every morning. It is a remarkable fruit that helps with almost every organ, crack, and crevice throughout the human body by curbing cancer, parkinsonism, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, gallstones, hemorrhoids, liver problems, cataracts, and it even helps whiten teeth (sounds like the polar opposite of fast-talk warnings on TV ads for medicine). Why eat anything else?

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    17. The data center of 2025 revealed

      The data center of 2025 revealed

      A survey that challenged IT managers to imagine the data center of 2025 offers up some optimistic, even surprising, findings. About 800 IT data center managers globally responded to the Emerson Network Power survey and three of its major findings foretell major changes ahead: First, by 2025, data center managers expect nearly 25% of their power will come from solar energy, which today accounts for about 1% of a data center's energy supply.

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    18. Exclusive: Inside Apple's Server Farm

      Exclusive: Inside Apple's Server Farm

      olar panels as far as the eye can see. Giant boxes to process biogas fuel cells. Welcome to the newest Apple facility. Not a store with shiny devices, this is a data center in North Carolina that Apple gave us a chance to see. The company claims it will power the giant server farm with 100 percent renewable energy. That, given the huge energy demands of server centers these days, would be a feat.

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