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Alibaba Group
Alibaba’s Cainiao Network uses solar power for warehouses
Alibaba Group's logistic arm Cainiao Network has installed 100,000m2 of solar panels on its warehouses so far in its push to build a global green supply chain
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Data center construction
Edge Centres to construct second Victoria data centre in Traralgon
Edge Centres CEO and founder Jonathan Eaves says that the Traralgon data centre is key to its network deployment across Melbourne and Sydney.
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Edge Data Centre
Edge Centres lodges development approval for solar-power edge data center site Australia
According to Edge Centres CEO and founder Jonathan Eaves, development approval is an important step in kicking off the company’s deployment in Australia.
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Internet of Things
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.
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Amazon
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.
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Singtel
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.
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Apple
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.
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Microsoft
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.
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Charity
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.
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Hyperscale
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.
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Sustainability
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.
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Hyperscale
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.
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Data Centre Cooling
HPE and TACC build the world’s first solar-powered supercomputer
Hikari also leverages the Apollo 8,000 warm water cooling system.
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Data Centre Operators
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."
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Renewable energy
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.
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Solar power
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.
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Data analytics
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."
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Microsoft
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."
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Microsoft
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.
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Education
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.
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Infrastructure
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.
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Digital Realty
Digital Realty bolsters renewable energy initiatives
Digital Realty continues its focus on renewable energy for its data centers.
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Energy
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."
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New Zealand
New tech powers up across NZ
More than 15,000 homes are generating their own electricity across New Zealand...