Microsoft, GE in Wind Power Agreement
Microsoft, GE in Wind Power Agreement

Microsoft, GE in Wind Power Agreement

Microsoft, GE in Wind Power Agreement

Microsoft signed an agreement with GE on Monday to purchase every last bit of the wind energy from GE’s brand-new 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm located in County Kerry, Ireland, for the next 15 years. It means Microsoft will be using a clean energy source to power at least some of its cloud data centers in Ireland. That will likely result in a lower energy bill for Microsoft, while reducing the pollution related to running cloud services. But this could have an impact beyond the data centers, as Microsoft and GE are working on a battery technology that captures excess energy from each wind turbine. If there is excess capacity captured by this method, Microsoft and GE could give it back to the Irish energy grid. In recent years, as the biggest companies from Apple to Facebook to Google to Microsoft have built new data centers, they have built them with energy efficiency in mind.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/tVTbN8
  1. https://goo.gl/dvm2h4
  • https://goo.gl/QnKmg6
  • https://goo.gl/fkHMfz
  • https://goo.gl/F4Qf21
  • https://goo.gl/H5XpXv

You can also read ...

Oil Industry Bosses Will Discuss OPEC Policy
Key oil ministers and company executives will gather in Russia...
China, India Lead Solar Expansion
India and China are driving a rapid global expansion in large-...
Russia Eying Crimea Energy Resources
Russia should explore the Crimean continental shelf for...
Brent and WTI crudes stood at $79.39 and $72.47 per barrel on Tuesday.
Oil prices rose on Tuesday on concerns that Venezuela’s crude...
NIOPDC to Export  8,000 Tons of Diesel
Close to 10,000 tons of diesel were exported to Iraq and...
NISOC Efforts to Develop 4 Major Oilfields on Track
The National Iranian South Oil Company's efforts to boost...
Smart Electricity Meter Project Awaits Funds
The venture to complete the replacement of 450,000 old...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints