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Tesla announces batteries to power businesses and homes in blackouts

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has unveiled a new range of batteries that store solar energy to power homes and businesses as a back-up during grid blackouts. In a move beyond its vehicle business, Tesla said that its new battery would be able to provide consumers with a source of off-grid power, particularly targeting those… Read More

French startup to introduce silent wind turbine ‘trees’ into cities

Wind turbines have been plugged as a great sustainable energy choice but complaints continue to weigh against their favour; they’re ugly, noisy, and dangerous to birds. A French startup has now proposed a design for an ‘Arbre à Vent’ or Wind Tree, bringing a new and more aesthetically pleasing version of the turbine into towns… Read More

Schneider helps to create ‘greenest’ data centre in the world

Schneider Electric has announced its involvement in building the Green Mountain data centre in Rennesøy, ‘the world’s greenest data centre,’ based in a former NATO bunker among the Norwegian fjords. The facility uses 100 per cent renewable energy sources, and its servers are cooled using the surrounding seawater which results in a PUE level of… Read More

Salesforce to establish new European data centre in France

In addition to its plans to launch a UK data centre this autumn, Salesforce has partnered with Interxion to expand its European facility offering into France. According to an announcement on Wednesday, the deal between Salesforce and the Amsterdam-based cloud and data centre service provider, will drive Salesforce plans to invest in the French market,… Read More

Singapore government announces green data centre initiative

The Singapore government plans to invest S$100mn (approx. £48mn) in major research projects designed to promote energy efficiency in buildings, including the construction and management of data centres. Revealed at the first Energy Technology Roadmap Symposium, held at the Suntec City Convention Centre, the Green Data Centre Research Hub Programme will be managed by the… Read More