Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind project in Ireland

Each turbine will have an integrated battery; Microsoft and GE will test how these batteries can be used to capture and store excess energy, and then provide it back to the grid as needed. This provides more predictable power to an increasingly green Irish grid, by smoothing out peaks and valleys in wind production. View […]

Why Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google Are Flocking to Iowa

Cupertino, Calif-based Apple announced on Thursday that it planned to build two new data centers in an unlikely city: Waukee, Iowa. Apple CEO Tim Cook said at an event on Thursday in Waukee that the 2000-acre, $1.4 billion building project will run 100% on renewable energy. View full post on Wind Power News

Microsoft Contracts 237 Megawatts of Wind Energy

Microsoft announced two wind power purchasing agreements totaling 237 megawatts — its biggest purchase of wind energy to date. “Microsoft is committed to building a responsible cloud, and these agreements represent progress toward our goal of improving the energy mix at our datacenters,” said Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft. View full […]

Wind Power Provider for Microsoft DC: Cost Savings Will Come

The man who directs resource planning for Black Hills Corp., the owner of two wind farms in Wyoming and the winner of a huge contract to provide power for Microsoft's Cheyenne data center , told Data Center Knowledge that there will be cost savings for Microsoft in adopting renewable power. . . down the road […]

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

Why Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are buying up wind energy

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are part of a growing number of major companies that are entering into long-term “power purchase” agreements with wind farms. Photo / Thinkstock As of now, the top three most widely used search engines, by a considerable margin, are Google, Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing. View full post on Wind Power News

Microsoft follows Apple’s green lead with major wind energy investment

MICROSOFT ANNOUNCED its “largest wind project to date” on Tuesday, following in the footsteps of rival Apple, which last week invested in its third solar farm. View full post on Wind Power News

News Summary: Microsoft enters deal for wind power

OWS: As part of an effort to become carbon neutral, Microsoft Corp. has entered a 20-year deal to buy power from a new wind farm in Texas, the first time the tech giant is directly purchasing electricity from a specific source. View full post on Wind Power News

Microsoft looks to boost eco credentials with wind-powered data centre

Entire output of 110MW wind project in Texas bought up by tech giant, in move that displaces coal from supply chain Microsoft is moving to close the gap with other tech giants by agreeing to buy up all of the electricity produced by a Texas wind project to power one of its data centres. Company […]

Microsoft gets earth-friendly, goes carbon neutral

Weeks after coming under fire from Greenpeace advocates for using excessive energy for cloud computing, Microsoft announced it will become carbon neutral across all of its operations starting July 1. “It’s the right thing to do. View full post on Wind Power News