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Verizon to Become Solar-Power Leader in the U.S. Telecom Industry

Verizon this year is doubling the amount of sustainable energy by investing an additional $40 million in solar power plants in five states.

How Tesla Will Help Bring Renewable Energy to Your Business or Home

Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their sites on achieving lower lithium-ion battery costs through economies of scale, which should enable power storage systems for solar energy.

Solar Power War Between U.S. and Asia Escalates

On the positive side, with the influx of cheap solar cells, the U.S. will be able to achieve its six-gigawatt installation goal this year

Stanford Researchers Show Off Blueprint for Self-Healing Lithium Battery

Carbon nanospheres protect lithium anodes.

13 Things to Do with the Sun Besides Getting a Tan

How Technology is bringing out the best and the oh-so utterly worst in Solar Innovation.

SolarCity Plans World's Largest Solar Panel Plant in Upstate N.Y.

SolarCity, headed by Elon Musk of Tesla fame, plans to build one of the world's largest solar panel production plants on 88 acres in upstate New York.

EPA Urges Efficiency, Many Data Centers Still Far From it

The White House plan to cut carbon dioxide pollution by 30% seeks to meet its goals, in part, through efficiency improvements. This could put further pressure on data centers to improve efficiency, many of which are powering servers...

Solar Power to Provide HP's HQ with 20% of its Electricity

A new solar power project will provide HP's Palo Alto headquarters with 20% of its power and save it $1 million over the next 20 years.

Austin Energy Pens Pact for Texas' Largest Solar Power Plant

Austin Energy, one of the largest city-owned utilities in the U.S., has penned a contract with a San Francisco firm to build the largest solar power plant in the state of Texas.

Power and Cooling in the Age of the 'Hyperscale' Data Center

With Intelligent Foundation, Emerson Power claims it delivers a more efficient, reliable, scalable and secure data center.

Government CIOs Face Data Center Consolidation Challenges

Federal CIOs face pressure to consolidate their agencies' data center infrastructure. Those challenges go beyond IT, and experts advise CIOs to develop strategic plans so that consolidation improves application delivery and supports...

IT Leaders Pursue Data Center Innovation to Beat the Heat

New recommendations for ideal data center temperature and humidity ranges are leading companies building data centers to pursue a variety of cooling and efficiency strategies.

Servergy Becomes First Company Outside of IBM to Build Power Server

IBM for decades was the only company making servers based on its proprietary Power architecture, but that's not the case anymore.

The World's Coolest, Greenest Data Centers

Data centers are taking advantage of energy saving technologies to run more efficiently in order to be kind to the environment and the bottom line.

Solar Power Installation Costs Fall Through the Floor

Solar power in the U.S. this year produced as much power as 10 nuclear power plants.

EU Research on How Data Centers Can Use More Renewable Energy Launches

Project will develop tools to help operators evaluate the costs of building data centers powered by renewable energy.

Google Will Build Another 6 Solar Power Plants in the U.S.

Google has announced plans to continue its rollout of solar energy plants in the U.S. with its second largest investment to date: $80 million for six new facilities.

6 Steps for Setting Up a Small Business Server Room

Are you worried about relying on a third-party online service provider to store your business data in light of NSA spying revelations? Learn how to set up your own server room for an on-premises deployment instead.

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