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9 tips to turn your data center green

Jeff Biggs, executive vice president of Operations & Technology at Peak 10, provides a few steps data center providers can take to improve their energy efficiency model overall.

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Blockchain used to power Brooklyn microgrid for solar energy re-sale

Siemens and a Brooklyn-based energy start-up have created a blockchain-based microgrid for residents of three neighborhoods to sell energy from rooftop solar panels to each other and the utility.

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6 steps for setting up a server room for your small business

Are you worried about relying on a third-party online service provider to store your business data? Learn how to set up your own server room for an on-premises deployment instead.

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Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

The cost of installing solar and wind power last year dropped more dramatically than ever before, making renewables less expensive to deploy than any other energy source.

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Microgrids: Energy independence (and money saved) for companies

Rising costs and an aging infrastructure are pushing companies, military bases and schools to consider energy microgrids to keep the lights on, save money and reduce greenhouse gases.

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Mingis on Tech: Energy microgrids, what's up with Apple -- and drones!

Here's one way to re-build the electric grid: Do it piecemeal with microgrids. With that squared away, we turn to figuring out what Apple is up to and check out DJI's new Mavic drone.

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Coal plummets to 1978 levels as renewables climb

For the first time since 2009, U.S. energy production declined mainly due to fossil fuel – and particularly coal -- production dropping 7% over the past year.

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Tesla to begin taking orders for its solar roof shingles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk today tweeted an update on the sale of his company's latest product, roof shingles that double as solar power generators.

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Solar power-related jobs in U.S. grew 25% in 2016

New data from The Solar Foundation’s annual job census show the number of jobs in the U.S. solar-power industry grew at historic levels in 44 states.

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Tesla becomes utility, battery storage supplier to Hawaii's Kauai

Tesla is touting its new solar power and battery storage substation on the Island of Kauai. The facility will provide 52 megawatt hours of energy, saving 1.6 million gallons of diesel fuel a year that has been used to supply generator...

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