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Iridium launches solution to enhance IoT tracking and asset management
The Iridium Edge Solar, a secure, maintenance-free, solar-powered remote asset tracking and management device, is now commercially available.
Amazon commits to five new utility-scale solar projects
The projects in China, Australia, and the U.S. will total 615 MWh. Comes as Amazon criticised for conditions and lack of paid sick leave in U.S.
Singtel installs thousands of solar panels on Bedok data center
The panels will provide 10% of the data center’s energy needs, or 2059 MWh of clean energy per year. For reference, that is the equivalent of 462 four-room apartments per month.
Data centre titans blazing green energy trail – AWS under fire
Data from Cloudscene has revealed tech giants like Google and Apple are setting a precedent in renewable energy, but AWS has come under fire.
Microsoft bolsters green portfolio with 74MW solar investment
The tech giant’s latest investment brings its total renewable energy portfolio to more than 1.3 gigawatts.
TechOne bringing solar lights to students in need
The company is partnering with charity SolarBuddy to bring solar-powered lights to children in energy poverty to alleviate study stress after dark.
Google makes its first ever renewable energy investment in Asia
This week Google announced that it is making a huge investment in renewable energy in Asia with a huge solar farm in Taiwan.
Digital Realty wins U.S. efficiency rating and commits to solar
In a time where the environmental impact of data centres is under the spotlight, Digital Realty has just announced a new sustainability achievement.
Facebook seals 20 year deal to supply Singapore data centre with solar power
After recently announcing its plans for the largest data centre Singapore has ever seen, Facebook has revealed its first renewable energy partner in Asia.
HPE and TACC build the world’s first solar-powered supercomputer
Hikari also leverages the Apollo 8,000 warm water cooling system.
Facebook commits to 100% solar power for data center campus
"We are committed to supporting 100% renewable energy, and we are thrilled to have found a solution for our first data center."
Mercury acquires stake in Tilt Renewables after poor wind conditions drive FY loss
Tilt Renewables’ FY18 loss compares to a $16.4 million profit the year before.
The story of a solar-powered plane that travelled around the world
Point of No Return is the behind the scenes documentary of the world’s first solar-powered flight around the world.
Exclusive interview: SAS, data analytics and the politics of energy
"What the industry has to do now is go and inspire the next generation with the big problems, and tell them to clean it up."
Microsoft pushes India towards climate change goals with new solar energy deal
“Investing in local solar energy to help power our new Bangalore office building is good for Microsoft, good for India and good for the environment."
Big step forward for Singapore's solar energy market as Microsoft signs new deal
Microsoft says this is the first rooftop solar portfolio in the country focused on serving data center energy consumption.
Can a pizza box be used to harness the power of the sun?
Genesis Energy believes that its Energising Young Minds competition will help school students learn to enjoy STEM subjects.
Google ups EU investment to EUR 1b with new Belgium data centre and solar plant
Google has announced plans to continue its large investment in Europe with new data centre infrastructure planned for Belgium.
Digital Realty bolsters renewable energy initiatives
Digital Realty continues its focus on renewable energy for its data centers.
Australia's clean technology sector gets a $4.8m boost
“With Australia’s energy sector increasingly under pressure from volatile commodity prices, it is vital we transform the way our industry operates."
New tech powers up across NZ
More than 15,000 homes are generating their own electricity across New Zealand...
Electric Village to open in Gisborne - NZ’s first energy hub
Flick will also power the region’s first fast charging electric vehicle station which will be located on the main street outside the hub.
Australian renewable energy gets a $7m boost
“The inherent inefficiencies within the energy sector in Australia makes it ripe for disruption."
Are solar panels a good investment? Auckland Uni answers
We wanted to offer an educational tool that's impartial and realistic to help people work out if solar is economic for their workplaces.