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  • Blog Post: Microsoft, Others Partner on Fuel Cell Research with $5 Million Awarded by ARPA-E

    Microsoft is once again partnering with others to further fuel cell innovations, with the goal of developing a very efficient, low-cost fuel cell system. Microsoft, Redox Power Systems LLC , the University of Maryland and Trans-Tech Inc. were recently awarded $5 million by the Advanced Research Projects...
  • Blog Post: Three Ways Microsoft is Working to Transform the Energy Supply Chain

    As Microsoft has embraced its identity as a devices and services company, we’ve also embraced energy’s role in powering the cloud. In the past 12 months, we have made significant progress on an energy strategy that will reduce the resources required to deliver cloud services, from our power...
  • Blog Post: A Major Step Forward: Combining the Fuel Cell and the Server

    Last November we announced a new proof-of-concept datacenter that brought the power plant inside the datacenter by mounting fuel cells directly onto the datacenter’s server racks. Less than three months later, fuel cell datacenters have taken a major step forward to becoming a reality, following...
  • Blog Post: For Microsoft’s Sean James, Energy Efficiency is Just Another Day at the Office

    When it comes to environmental sustainability, Microsoft operates on the idea that it takes a village to drive success. Today, The Fire Hose released a story on Microsoft employee Sean James and his work with Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS), which focuses on data center energy efficiency...
  • Blog Post: Bringing the Power Plant Inside the Datacenter

    Last week we announced a 20-year deal to purchase wind energy in Texas as part of our commitment to powering our datacenters from cleaner energy sources. But designing datacenters that use less energy is still a top priority for Microsoft. That’s why our Global Foundation Services team, in partnership...
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