IBM installs first solar array for high-voltage data centers, industrial use in India
IBM is rolling out the first solar-power array designed specifically to run high-voltage data centers, integrating AC- and DC-based servers, water-cooled computing systems and related electronics.
The new solar array covers more than 6,000 square-feet of rooftop of IBM’s India Software Lab in Bangalore. The solar array will provide a 50-kW supply of electricity for up to 330 days a year, for an average of five hours a day. By employing unique high-voltage DC power conditioning methods – and reducing AC-DC conversion losses – the new IBM solution can cut energy consumption of data centers by about 10 percent and tailors solar technology for wider use in industrial IT and electronics installations.
Siemens Energy opens wind power distribution center in, Kansas
Siemens Energy has opened a new wind power distribution facility in Wichita, Kansas. The 73,000-square-foot warehouse, with seven acres of outside storage, will provide procurement, kitting, storage, refurbishment and distribution for the tooling needed to erect and install wind turbines throughout the Americas region.
In addition, the center will provide storage, repair and distribution for all new unit transport framing and hardware used to move towers, nacelles and blades throughout the region. The Wichita facility will provide support and distribution services for wind projects throughout the United States and locally in Kansas.
First Solar expands production capacity in Germany
First Solar has invested $200 million to increase its production capacity in Germany. The new plant expansion doubles the company’s production capacity in Germany to 500 MW annually.
Germany Trade & Invest provided free of charge investor consulting services to assist the company’s German market entry.
American DG Energy installs 375-kW clean energy system at Doral Arrowwood
American DG Energy Inc. has installed a 375-kW combined heat and power system at Doral Arrowwood Hotel and Conference Center in Rye Brook, New York. The clean energy project is expected to generate about $10 million in total revenue for the company.
Under an agreement, American DG Energy produces clean energy in the form of electricity, space heat, domestic hot water and pool heat at Doral Arrowwood and sells it to the resort at a price lower than the local energy utility. The system is owned and operated by American DG Energy.