Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Testifying before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, an Amazon representative requested discounts on energy rates prior to the construction of 12 additional data centers in the state, DataCenter Knowledge reported. Amazon energy initiatives manager Charles Daitch, whose role supports Amazon Web Services, testified on … Read more…

Amazon Weighs $600M Deal for 23% Stake in Plug Power

Amazon Weighs $600M Deal for 23% Stake in Plug Power

Amazon, already a huge player in the solar industry, has agreed to a contract with Latham, New York-based fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power that could total $600 million and give the online retail giant a substantial stake – up to 55.3 million common shares – in the company, the Albany Times Union report on April 5.

Tech Titans Commit to Clean Energy

Tech Titans Commit to Clean Energy

Tech giants Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft plan to continue their clean energy initiatives even after President Trump’s executive action regarding the Clean Power Plan. The companies issued a joint statement late last week stating they would stay the course on their vow to focus … Read more…

Lux: Google, Amazon Emissions Claims Inaccurate

Lux: Google, Amazon Emissions Claims Inaccurate

Lux Research took a close look at the claims being made about energy usage by owners of big datacenters and found them to be suspect. The problem is that these metrics produce results that allow companies such as Google and Amazon to make claims that … Read more…

Amazon Builds 80 MW Solar Farm in Virginia

Amazon Web Services is working with Community Energy to support the construction and operation of an 80 MW solar farm in Virginia, called Amazon Solar Farm US East. The new solar farm is expected to start generating about 170,000 MWh annually as early as October … Read more…

End-Use Customers Ink 23% of Wind Contracts in 2014

The American Wind Energy Association reported that retail and other non-utility buyers signed 23 percent of the wind power purchase agreements (PPAs) inked in 2014. This represents over 1,770 MW of generation. Other renewable energy customers mentioned in the article include leading technology firms like … Read more…

Modern Data Centers Faster, More Energy Efficient

Modern Data Centers Faster, More Energy Efficient

Innovations in modern data center design have been shepherded by the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft and include improvements to power supply and distribution, more flexible hardware, new cooling methods and cloud-oriented server design. An article in InformationWeek highlights some of the more … Read more…

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