This Data Center Could Become Europe’s Biggest and Most Efficient

This Data Center Could Become Europe’s Biggest and Most Efficient

Norway’s Lefdal Mine data center built nearly 500 feet into a mountain is on a path to becoming the biggest data center in Europe — and have the smallest environmental footprint as well.

Microsoft Signs Deal for Power From Singapore’s Largest Solar Project

Microsoft Signs Deal for Power From Singapore’s Largest Solar Project

Microsoft signed a deal to purchase 100% of the output from a new 60-MW solar project in Singapore for its data centers. The agreement with Sunseap Group will draw from the country’s largest rooftop solar project, and it marks Microsoft’s first renewable energy deal in … Read more…

Hulu Migrates Data Centers To 100% Renewable Energy Facility

Hulu Migrates Data Centers To 100% Renewable Energy Facility

Hulu is in the process of migrating its data centers to a 100% renewable energy facility in Las Vegas operated by multi-tenant data center provider Switch. The video-on-demand company says the move will eliminate 265,000 carbon tons of emissions from the environment while powering millions … Read more…

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook announced the addition of four new buildings totaling nearly 2 million square feet for a data center currently under construction in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The additions will triple the facility’s size. Like its other data centers, this one will be powered by 100% … Read more…

Microsoft Signs New PPA for Wind Farm Electricity in the Netherlands

Microsoft Signs New PPA for Wind Farm Electricity in the Netherlands

Microsoft signed a PPA with the Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall to purchase all the electricity produced from a new 180-megawatt wind farm being built in the Netherlands, according to an announcement this week. The farm will be located in the Wieringermeer polder, near Amsterdam, … Read more…

Microsoft Opens New Gas Data Center Pilot in Seattle

Microsoft Opens New Gas Data Center Pilot in Seattle

About a month after Microsoft announced a partnership with the construction engineering company McKinstry and power generation products manufacturer Cummins to complete the world’s first gas data center, the tech giant officially unveiled the new pilot. The data center in Seattle ditches traditional electrical energy … Read more…

Microsoft Inks a Deal for Wind Power from GE in Ireland

Microsoft Inks a Deal for Wind Power from GE in Ireland

Microsoft signed a 15-year PPA today for 100% of the electricity from GE’s new 37-megawatt wind farm in Ireland. The computing giant expects the deal to help support an expansion of its cloud computing services offerings in the country. GE’s new wind farm will be … Read more…

Facebook to Build $750 Million Data Center in Virginia

Facebook to Build $750 Million Data Center in Virginia

Facebook announced plans on Thursday to build a $750 million data center in Henrico County, Virginia powered entirely by renewable energy. The tech company also designed a new renewable energy tariff with Dominion Energy Virginia to help construct multiple solar facilities to the state. The … Read more…

HACs, CACS, and CRAC Units: Energy Solutions for Data Centers Go Holistic

HACs, CACS, and CRAC Units: Energy Solutions for Data Centers Go Holistic

The days of making energy efficient changes to data centers in bits and pieces are on their way out, an industry expert says. Instead, data center operators are having conversations about energy efficient design much earlier in the planning process, Erich Hamilton, the director of … Read more…

Apple Plans 100% Renewable Energy Data Center in Iowa

Apple Plans 100% Renewable Energy Data Center in Iowa

Rendering of the data center planned for Waukee, Iowa. Credit: Apple A stretch of farmland about 20 miles west of Des Moines, Iowa, will be the site of a new Apple data center powered entirely by renewable energy, the tech giant announced on Thursday. The … Read more…

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