Posts Tagged ‘data’

Microsoft’s data centers in Ireland are getting an influx of wind power

Microsoft is amping up its renewable energy portfolio by signing a power purchase agreement for 100 percent of GE's Tullahennel wind farm in Ireland. The energy from the 37-MW wind farm located in County Kerry will go towards powering Microsoft's data centers in the country which support its growing cloud services. View full post on […]

Maryville College taking a closer look at data from total solar eclipse

The moon totally covered the sun for just 97 seconds in Maryville on Aug. 21, but analyzing the data gathered that day continues. A team at Maryville College led by physics lecturer Irene Guerinot set up sensors on the sidelines of the football field and took measurements that afternoon from 12:30 – 4:15 p.m. Temperatures […]

Massive, Six-Story Data Center in a Norwegian Mine Comes Online

An abandoned mine-turned data center in Norway will officially open on Wednesday, according to Lefdal , builder of what it claims is “the largest green data center in Europe.” Its first two tenants are IBM and the German industrial conglomerate Friedhelm LOH Group. View full post on Wind Power News

Iron Mountain Data Centers Offer Customers 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Through a 15-year wind power purchasing agreement, Iron Mountain will utilize 25 megawatts of the wind farm's capacity, serving its data centers in three states. The shift to wind power helps reduce the company's environmental impact and operating cost, while also delivering long-term utility price stability and a carbon-neutral solution for its data center customers. […]

New data platform tracks EU wind power demand

Industry association WindEurope launched a new platform yesterday that analyses wind power demand across Europe, an initiative backed by EU energy chief MaroA A efA oviA . The new platform took months to create, according to WindEurope, and allows it to send a daily email to subscribers detailing the amount of wind that contributed to […]

Google Data Buys Wind Power From Blackrock-Funded Park in Norway

Google Inc. forged an agreement to buy power from a new onshore wind park in Norway that's supplied with Siemens AG turbines and financed by Blackrock Inc. Construction on the 160-megawatt Rogaland wind park near Stavanger begins this month and will deliver power for Google's European data centers when completed next year, according to an […]

Microsoft tests underwater data center

Facebook, for example, built a data center in Lulea in Sweden because the icy cold temperatures there would help cut the energy required for cooling. A proposed Facebook data center in Clonee, Ireland, will rely heavily on locally available wind energy. View full post on Wind Power News

Salesforce Buys Wind Power for its Entire Data Center Load

Salesforce has contracted for 40 megawatts of wind power from a West Virginia wind farm, becoming the latest cloud giant to enter into a utility-scale renewable-energy purchase agreement for its data centers. The purchase covers more capacity than all of the cloud-based business software giant’s servers consume in data centers that host them. View full […]

Oldbaum, Leosphere deploys 1 GW of offshore wind data systems at French sites

Wind power consultancy Oldbaum Services, deployed two 3D WINDCUBE 400S Scanning LiDARs as part of the wind resource assessment campaigns the company is currently conducting at two French offshore wind sites. It is the first time that such long range scanning systems are deployed for operational campaigns, after having successfully completed third party validation tests […]

Amazon Web Services to power data centers with wind energy

The Seattle company’s Amazon Web Services unit has hired an energy company to build a wind farm in North Carolina to help power its data centers. There’s a push to power the growing number of data centers in the country with renewable energy. View full post on Wind Power News