Solar, Wind and Cow Manure Energy Power Tomorrow's Data Centers

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    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2010-05-24
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Solar, Wind and Cow Manure Energy Power Tomorrow's Data Centers

As IT organizations move infrastructure to the cloud and data centers suck up more power, the search is on for affordable sources of renewable energy. And with a giant BP oil spill spreading in the Gulf of Mexico, the pressure may be on as never before. Can solar energy, wind turbines, geothermal power or even cow manure replace traditional power sources? The answer is a qualified yes. Some companies including Google, Intel, HP, and AMD are working on it. But it's still more expensive. Channel Insider looks at some of the companies and projects to power data centers with renewable energy sources.
As IT organizations move infrastructure to the cloud and data centers suck up more power, the search is on for affordable sources of renewable energy. And with a giant BP oil spill spreading in the Gulf of Mexico, the pressure may be on as never before. Can solar energy, wind turbines, geothermal power or even cow manure replace traditional power sources? The answer is a qualified yes. Some companies including Google, Intel, HP, and AMD are working on it. But it's still more expensive. Channel Insider looks at some of the companies and projects to power data centers with renewable energy sources.
 
 
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com
 
 
 

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