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.