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eBay's renewable energy bloom latest in green data center race: eBay will expand its data center using fuel cell...

eBay's renewable energy bloom latest in green data center race: eBay will expand its data center using fuel cell...

Dean Nelson, who oversees data centers for eBay, told me recently that he had two big business problems to solve: getting control of the company's power costs and finding an alternative source of energy to the coal used to power the electricity in its Utah data center. Nelson and his boss, CEO John Donahoe, have just taken one big step towards solving both problems. The company announced on Thursday that it will expand a data center in South Jordan, Utah, by acquiring fuel cells from Bloom Energy, a private company that already supplies fuel cells to eBay headquarters in San Jose. The data center installation will deliver six megawatts of energy. That’s a lot. eBay says the project will be “the largest non-utility fuel cell installation” in the US. For its part, Apple is building a 4.8 MW Bloom Energy fuel cell project at its data center in Maiden, North Carolina. The fuel...

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