Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and green business energy tariffs are key tools in a data center sustainability strategy. Here’s a closer look at how they work.
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The U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) lists five major sources of renewable energy. We look at the state of three types of renewables for data centers – solar, wind, and geothermal power.
Leaders in the power and data center space still have misconceptions about power delivery, decarbonization, efficiency, and resiliency. A significant focus in working with power solutions today revolves around sustainable designs and ensuring more significant levels of resiliency. Learn how new solutions such as energy and resiliency-as-a-service break legacy paradigms, courtesy of Enchanted Rock.
Driven in part by new regulations, customer demand, and internal stakeholders, a growing number of organizations are recognizing that they have a role to play in mitigating the climate crisis. Kohler examines how sustainable power generation can help balance the need for emergency power with the climate emergency.
There are technologies and techniques that can mitigate or avoid battery thermal runaway if threat warning signs are detected early. Steven Joseph of Viking Integrated Safety, explores options for reliable fire protection for battery energy storage systems.
Given goals for a cleaner U.S. power supply, utilities and policymakers may be seeking alternatives to a strategy of deploying diesel generators for backup power/resilience. Enchanted Rock compares microgrid solutions to see which alternative to diesel backup power can provide resilience while reducing emissions.
What comes next after diesel generators? We dive into the future of backup power, as data center operators are test-driving fuels using vegetable oil and forestry byproducts, fuel cells powered by hydrogen and natural gas, and large lithium-ion batteries.
Bitcoin isn’t the first technology to come under fire about its energy use. A decade after facing similar critiques, the data center industry has become a key player in renewable energy and sustainability. We look at cloud computing’s energy journey, and the lessons – and potential roadmap – it provides for the Bitcoin sector.
Scott Armul, Global Vice President of DC Power at Vertiv explains the many challenges and opportunities that the transition to 5G represents for data center operators.
Dominion Energy is developing more renewable energy for its power grid, a welcome development for tech companies seeking more green power for their data centers in Northern Virginia.