Fuel Cells Power eBay Data Center

Fuel Cells Power eBay Data Center

eBay launched a new data center in Salt Lake City, Utah, notable for the fact that it will be powered by 30 fuel cells. Bloom Energy Servers are the primary, on-site power source for the newest data center, according to eBay’s blog. The online auction … Read more…

Nevada Geothermal System Boosts Output with Directional Drilling

Nevada Geothermal System Boosts Output with Directional Drilling

The US Department of Energy recognized the nation’s first commercial enhanced geothermal system project to supply electricity to the grid. Based in Churchill County, Nev., Ormat Technologies’ Desert Peak 2 EGS project has increased power output of its nearby operating geothermal field by nearly 38 … Read more…

US Added 147.05 MW Geothermal Capacity in 2012

US Added 147.05 MW Geothermal Capacity in 2012

Seven new geothermal projects and additions came online in three states in 2012, totaling 147.05 MW of gross capacity, according to the Geothermal Energy Association.

This represents the US’ second highest increase in geothermal power capacity over a calendar year since the production tax credit (PTC) was extended to geothermal in 2005, and a 5 percent percent increase over 2011 year-end data, the trade organization says.

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