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Ocean Energy: Eaton To Help Develop Utility-Scale Underwater Power For Navy

There have been a number of data center projects hoping to tap power from tidal energy or surface waves, but none have advanced very far. Now a leading player in data center power is participating in a  promising project to make ocean power a reality. Eaton announced the development of an underwater, utility-scale energy generation system for the U.S. Navy. Read More

Koomey: Data Center Energy Use is Moderating

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The rate of growth in the electricity used by data centers slowed substantially from 2005 to 2010, improving upon worst-case scenarios predicted in a 2007 report to Congress, according to data center energy expert Jonathan Koomey. Read More

The Truth about Dual Power Feeds

One of the basic requests for a data center will be to have a dual feed environment. Today’s providers often offer “dual feed” power supplies – but does that really mean two independent power feeds? A new white paper from Data Foundry explores this question. Read More

AT&T to Install More Bloom Boxes

Are fuel cells powered by natural gas, like these Bloom Energy Servers, the future of emergency backup power? (Image: Bloom Energy)

Bloom Energy continues to gain traction for its fuel cell technology with major data center operators. AT&T said today that it will purchase an additional 9.6 megawatts of fuel cell capacity, which will make it Bloom Energy’s largest non-utility customer. Read More

Panduit Acquires Unite Technologies

Panduit Corp. said today that it has acquired Unite Technologies Ltd. to expand its capabilities for energy management and environmental monitoring solutions for the enterprise and data center. Read More

Facebook’s Energy Use Focused in Colo Space

A look at a cold-aisle containment systems installed by Facebook in one of its Silicon Valley data centers.

Facebook has been building some of the world’s most efficient data centers. But its leased space accounts for 85 percent of its data center energy use, and will continue to have a big impact on its carbon footprint for several more years. Read More

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