Biogas fuel cells to be used by Equinix

The fuel cell project is expected to lower the CO2 emissions of an Equinix data center to almost zero. The global interconnection and data center, Equinix Inc., along with Bloom Energy, have announced a 1 megawatt (MW) biogas fuel cells project at Equinix’s Silicon Valley data center, which will support its SV5 facility, and is expected to not only decrease the data center’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to nearly zero, but will also provide approximately 8.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean and reliable energy to power a portion of…

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New Microsoft data center is powered by fuel cells

Microsoft, FuelCell Energy, and Siemens build a zero-carbon data center in Wyoming Microsoft has built a new, zero-carbon data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with the help of Siemens and FuelCell Energy. The companies built the data center to accommodate Microsoft’s growing data storage and management needs, but also to showcase how such facilities can be completely powered by renewable energy. Data centers are notoriously energy hungry, requiring large quantities of electrical power in order to remain operational for extended periods of time. Biogas fuel cells will be able to satisfy…

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