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 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…

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…

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

If the UK wants to control energy prices for businesses, then the government should start encouraging onshore wind farm construction, a recent study commissioned by ScottishPower Renewables concluded. Engineering consulting firm Arup discovered that wind technology has dropped so much in cost that developers could … Read more…

Salesforce Buys More Wind Power

Salesforce Buys More Wind Power

Salesforce.com has agreed to buy 24 MW of wind-generated power from EDF Renewable Energy, according to Bloomberg. The Salt Fork Wind project in Texas will be completed this year. The deal, the story says, follows an agreement last month in which Salesforce.com agreed to by … Read more…

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