1. Articles in category: Wind

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    1. Dublin Builds its Reputation as Europe’s Gateway to the Cloud

      Dublin Builds its Reputation as Europe’s Gateway to the Cloud

      In the western suburbs of Dublin, as you cross the M50 highway that rings the city, the housing developments thin out and yield way to large industrial estates. This is where the cloud meets the earth.

      This area of Ireland is one of the best places in the world to use fresh air to cool servers. 

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    2. Amazon plans wind farm in Ohio to help power data centers

      Amazon plans to develop a windfarm in northwest Ohio to help power a $1 billion project to build three data centers near Columbus for its web services subsidiary. The 48 wind turbines are expected to be built in Paulding County in northwest Ohio and will generate up to 100 megawatts of electricity, The Blade newspaper reported.

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      Mentions: Amazon.com
    3. Schneider Electric is building battery packs for data centers

      Schneider Electric is building battery packs for data centers

      Schneider Electric has announced an energy storage system based on Lithium-ion batteries that could solve the issues associated with direct consumption of electricity from renewable sources. The EcoBlade will enable data centers to store excess energy during the periods of peak production and use it during the periods of peak consumption, or in the event of a power failure. The same technology is being offered to industrial, commercial and even domestic property owners.

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    4. Google Makes its Biggest Renewable Energy Purchase Yet

      Google Makes its Biggest Renewable Energy Purchase Yet

      As far as the general public is concerned, Google and its data centers have become synonymous with the internet, and when activists call for a greener internet, Google data centers are in the spotlight more than anyone else’s.

      On the rare occasion that the public eye turns to the issue of carbon emissions associated with watching puppy videos, Google has a good story to tell. Today, that story got even stronger.

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    5. GE, MetLife Back Wind Farm That Will Run Microsoft Data Center

      General Electric Co.’s energy financing unit and MetLife Inc. agreed to invest in an Illinois wind farm that will run Microsoft Corp.’s Chicago data center. Microsoft agreed to buy the output from the 175-megawatt Pilot Hill project under a 20-year contract in its biggest wind deal to date, the companies said in a statement Tuesday. Terms weren’t disclosed.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    6. Google Buys Solar Power for North Carolina Data Center

      Google Buys Solar Power for North Carolina Data Center

      Alphabet subsidiary Google has contracted for 61 MW of solar power with Duke Energy, the largest utility in the US, to power its North Carolina data centers. While utility-scale renewable power purchase agreements are common for Google, this is the solar power contract that’s big enough for an entire data center. “This is the first time that we’re purchasing solar power in enough volume to power one of our data centers,” Gary Demasi, who oversees data center energy and location strategy at Google, wrote in a blog post.

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    7. Presidential Candidates: Who Believes in Climate Change?

      Presidential Candidates: Who Believes in Climate Change?

      The presidential election of 2016 will determine the United States’ role in confronting and managing the impacts of climate change for years to come. A new University of Texas poll found that 76 percent of Americans (an increase of 8 percent from one year ago) now believe climate change is occurring, including 59 percent of Republicans. Will the growing numbers of believers affect the election?

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    8. White House Announces Commitments to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

      White House Announces Commitments to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

      Today, the White House will announce new commitments from companies from across the American economy who are joining the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. With this announcement, 81 companies will have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.  

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      Mentions: Apple U.N. Intel
    9. Renewable Energy and US Data Centers by David Chernicoff

      With the focus on the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan the issue of renewable energy sources within the United States gets moved to the forefront of the energy discussion. With various presidential candidates pushing for a move to 100 percent renewable sources it is important to understand just what current levels of renewable resources are capable of providing.

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      Mentions: Apple Iceland Europe
    10. Where Are Energy Prices Headed?

      Where Are Energy Prices Headed?

      Energy is the biggest expense for data centers, and although efficiency improvements can help by reducing consumption, cost remains a critical factor in determining operating budgets. The recent crash in oil prices raises a number of questions about demand, but there’s more to the picture—especially for such a politically charged topic.

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    11. Xinjiang Goldwind: The Profits Are Blowin' In The Wind

      Xinjiang Goldwind: The Profits Are Blowin' In The Wind

      With the China’s June market meltdown, it’s nice to find companies with good corporate fundamentals. So when I noticed that China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. Ltd., successfully floated its first U.S. dollar debt offering in July, I decided to take another look at the company. I’ve long been impressed with Goldwind. Founder Wu Gang, who hails from the remote western province of Xinjiang, is a pioneer in the Chinese wind industry.

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    12. HP Buys Wind Power for Massive Texas Data Center Cluster

      HP Buys Wind Power for Massive Texas Data Center Cluster

      HP has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with a wind-farm developer to get renewable energy for its huge Texas data center operations, the company announced Tuesday. This is HP’s first utility-scale purchase of renewable energy, which the company expects will put it ahead of schedule in meeting its carbon-reduction goals.

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    13. Cleaning Up Data Center Power is Dirty Work

      Cleaning Up Data Center Power is Dirty Work

      The tech sector’s investment in renewables is on the rise, growing faster than any other sector’s, and some of the biggest investments are in connection with massive data center projects. Just this month, Facebook announced a 200 MW wind-power contract for its upcoming Texas data center, and Amazon said it had invested in a wind farm of similar capacity in North Carolina to address the energy use of its expansive data center cluster in Virginia.

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    14. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 18th

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 18th

      We present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Equinix in Aggressive Pursuit of SaaS Provider Partnerships – Expect to see a lot more private-connectivity services to SaaS companies through Equinix in the coming months. Digital Realty Acquiring Telx in $1.9B Deal – The deal greatly increases Digital’s play in retail colocation, with Telx’s strength in interconnection a large part of the appeal.

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    15. Amazon commits to 208 MW wind farm in largest renewable energy venture yet

      Amazon commits to 208 MW wind farm in largest renewable energy venture yet

      Amazon is to construct a 208MW wind farm which will become the first utility-scale wind farm in the state of North Carolina. The new wind farm for Amazon Web Services will be constructed with energy company Iberdrola Renewables and will generate around 670,000 MWh of wind energy per year, starting in December 2016. The digital giant will add the new wind farm - its largest yet - to an expanding renewable energy portfolio.

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    16. Facebook Changes from buyer of Cheap Coal Power to Pushing for Renewable Energy

      Facebook Changes from buyer of Cheap Coal Power to Pushing for Renewable Energy

      Facebook has come a long way from when it built its first data center in Prineville, Oregon, choosing coal power in Oregon. Why coal? Because coal power was more abundant, therefore lower cost than hydropower. The attention from this event covered by Matt Stansbery and then others helped to make Facebook the target of Greenpeace. Now Facebook is considered part of the renewable data center leaders - Apple and Google are the other two. And others play catch up like Amazon.

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    17. NC Wind Farm to Power Amazon Data Centers

      NC Wind Farm to Power Amazon Data Centers

      According to a company press release, Amazon signed a contract to build a 208 MW wind farm in North Carolina. Expected to go online at the end of 2016, the company predicts it will produce some 670,000 megawatt-hours of energy—that’s roughly a third of total capacity. (Since the wind is variable, naturally a deployment of this kind will only achieve a fraction of its rated energy-producing capacity.

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    18. Amazon Invests in Wind Energy for East Coast Data Center

      Amazon Invests in Wind Energy for East Coast Data Center

      Amazon Web Services announced another investment in renewable-energy generation, reportedly its biggest one to date, but did not disclose the size of the investment. The future wind farm in North Carolina will pump clean energy into the local utility grid, the same grid that feeds the Amazon data centers in the state that support its cloud-services business.

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