1. Articles in category: Fuel Cell

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    1. 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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    2. CenturyLink's new data center runs on water

      CenturyLink's new data center runs on water

      Communications and data services provider CenturyLink has opened a new data center that gets 85% of its power from nearby dams. The three-story 50,000-square-foot data center, located in Moses Lake, Wash., will ultimately support up to 30 megawatts (mW) of electrical load on the site, with an initial ramp of 8mW of hydroelectric power.

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    3. 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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    4. Apple's U.S. facilities now get 100% of their power from renewables

      Apple's U.S. facilities now get 100% of their power from renewables

      So we're tapping into energy from solar, wind, micro-hydro, biogas fuel cells, and geothermal sources," the company ... generates up to 20 MW of renewable energy for its Reno data center. Apple has also developed a renewable micro hydro project  ...

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      Mentions: Apple Google
    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Microsoft's $750 million data center investment in Wyoming

      Microsoft's $750 million data center investment in Wyoming

      Wyoming has a lot going for it, including being a seemingly good location for data-center operations. Case in point, Microsoft representatives and Wyoming's Governor Matt Mead announced on February 17, 2015 Microsoft's up to $200 million data-center expansion near Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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    11. Commentary: In Midwest, bipartisan support for clean energy

      Commentary: In Midwest, bipartisan support for clean energy

      Get consumer-brand companies, investors and state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle together in a room to talk about clean energy, and watch what happens. Common sense prevails, and clean energy investments and policies come out on top.

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    12. How a lake's microbes can power fuel cells

      How a lake's microbes can power fuel cells

      Looking for a new site for a data center? Well, the banks of a salt lake in Washington State might provide the perfect power-friendly real estate solution. Scientists have discovered that microbes in spa tourist stop Soap Lake, a three-hour drive from Seattle, organically produce biohydrogen. Hydrogen can be used to create power via fuel cells. Now, the results aren't all in, so don't go packing the kids just yet, but if the scientists are right, we may have a new power source.

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