Category Archives: Energy

Powering the Internet. A closer look at the key role of energy in the data center industry, including the emergence of renewable energy technologies.

Can the Sun Power The Cloud?

At Data Center Knowledge: A massive solar array in central New Jersey provides the daytime power for a server farm delivering online financial services for McGraw Hill. The 50-acre field of photovoltaic solar panels symbolizes a new phase in the use of renewable energy in data centers. Massive arrays can now provide tens of megawatts of solar power for companies (including Apple) that can afford the land and the expense. But some data center thought leaders argue that these huge fields are more about marketing than genuinely finding the best approach to a greener cloud. Read the full article: Super-Sizing Solar Power for Data Centers.