Amazon to Deploy 41 MW of Solar on Its Rooftops Nationwide

Amazon to Deploy 41 MW of Solar on Its Rooftops Nationwide

Amazon plans to deploy of large-scale solar systems on the rooftops of more 15 fulfillment and sortation centers – representing 41 MW of generation – nationwide this year, the Seattle-based company announced on March 2.

Sea Change: Microsoft Plans to Submerge Data Centers

Sea Change: Microsoft Plans to Submerge Data Centers

Microsoft engineer Sean James – who honed his skills working on-board a U.S. Navy submarine before joining the tech giant – came up with a “watershed idea” several years ago: He said that submerging the company’s data centers could solve several problems by introducing a new power source, greatly reducing cooling costs, and closing the distance to connected populations.

Facebook Raises Carbon – and Ire – in Denmark

Facebook Raises Carbon – and Ire – in Denmark

Last month, the social-media giant Facebook announced plans to build a third foreign data center near Odense, Denmark – using a similar energy efficiency design to those the company already has in place in Lulea, Sweden, and Clonee, Ireland

Federal Data Center Energy Efficiency Bill Could Save $5 Billion

Federal Data Center Energy Efficiency Bill Could Save $5 Billion

A new bill (HR 306) introduced by U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA-District 18) and passed unanimously by voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in January proposes a set of energy efficiency standards directed at federal data centers designed to save as much as $5 billion in energy costs by 2020.

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple has seen the future – and it involves both green energy and artificial intelligence. The Cupertino, California mega-tech company made two moves this past week that will drive its business forward more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Greenpeace: AWS Lags on Renewable Energy Disclosure

Greenpeace: AWS Lags on Renewable Energy Disclosure

Greenpeace, in a report released last week, suggested that progress is being made in clean data center powering, but that at least one major organization is not being as transparent as it should be. “Clicking Clean: Who is Winning the Race to Build a Green … Read more…

Citi to Power Texas Data Center with 50% Retail, Renewable Energy

Citi has entered into a contract to purchase retail, renewable power from MP2 Energy for a multi-year term at its Roanoke, Texas, data center, the financial services provider announced on January 10. The contract will provide Green-e certified renewable energy for 50 percent of the … Read more…

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