Friday, March 23rd, 2012
The Atlanta Google data center is utilizing a “sidestream” treatment plant that uses grey water rather than potable water for cooling.
Originally built in 1997, the Google data center uses an innovative evaporative cooling process which is 50 percent more efficient than standard mechanical chillers. Initially using potable water for the data (more…)
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
Just before Christmas day, Google announced it has made a new $94 million investment in a portfolio of four solar photovoltaic projects currently under construction by Recurrent Energy near Sacramento, CA.
“This investment represents our first investment in the U.S. in larger scale solar PV power plants that (more…)
Friday, November 25th, 2011
Google Inc. says it is abandoning its ambitious program to drive down the cost of renewable energy, one of seven major initiatives canceled by the Internet giant this week as it looks to focus on its core projects.
Launched four years ago through Google.org, the (more…)
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
As part of its ongoing commitment to alternative energy, the latest news from Google is that the internet giant has invested $75 million in a residential solar fund with Clean Power Finance, a provider of integrated services and financing solutions for the solar industry. (more…)
Monday, September 12th, 2011
Google loves talking about world before analytics — when web owners knew almost nothing about their sites.
Nothing useful, anyway.
That all changed when a new technology came along that allowed web owners to monitor their sites as (more…)
Saturday, September 10th, 2011
Internet search giant Google says that it consumed about 2.26 billion kilowatt hours of electricity last year, equal to the energy used in 200,000 homes.
But while that represents an enormous amount of energy, Google says the services supported by its expanding data centers reduce energy use globally (more…)
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Who doesn’t pat themselves on the back when Google puts money into their industry? Ah, the giant likes this market. I must be on the right track!
So what does it mean now that Google has announced it will retire its Google PowerMeter because it didn’t catch on? Are all those companies (more…)
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Breakthroughs in green energy technology, coupled with supportive government policies, could add $155 billion to the U.S. economy annually and create more than 1.1 million jobs by 2030, according to an analysis by Google.org, the internet search giant’s philanthropic arm. (more…)
Monday, April 25th, 2011
Google seems to be on a serious renewable energy roll this month. After the recent announcement to invest $5 million in renewable energy in Germany, last week out came an announcement that the web giant has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and more (more…)
Monday, April 18th, 2011
Hamburg, Germany, the EU Green Capital for 2011, recently launched its “train of ideas“, which will travel throughout the continent as a showcase for why Hamburg was named EU Green Capital for 2011. The train will travel to eighteen cities, including Munich, Paris, Barcelona, and Tallinn. (more…)