25 Jun '12, 9am

eBay Bets on Bloom Energy for Green Data Center

eBay Bets on Bloom Energy for Green Data Center

When it comes to the green data center trend, online giant eBay seems determined to beat out other A-list rivals such as Facebook, Apple and Google. eBay’s flagship data center in Utah will be powered by alternative energy in the form of 30 large-scale fuel cells called Bloom Energy servers, provided by the company Bloom Energy . Aside from helping eBay to boost its green profile, the new installation could help the state of Utah establish a place for itself in renewable energy leadership. When completed, eBay’s six-megawatt fuel cell installation will be the largest non-utility fuel cell array in the entire country – and to ice the sustainability cake, the fuel cells will be powered with biogas from renewable organic waste sources. Fuel cells and green branding The new fuel cells will provide enough power to operate eBay’s data center, though the facility will still maint...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/06/ebay-will-use-bloom-e...

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