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Microsoft demos clean energy breakthrough for data centers that keep the internet humming

Lisa Stifler writes in GeekWire on Microsoft’s clean energy data center breakthrough.

The C3 Take
  • As tech companies make climate commitments data centers, which need consistent and reliable energy, will be especially tricky to decarbonize.
  • Data centers keep the internet humming and often rely on diesel generators for backup power.
  • Microsoft has recently unveiled a large scale hydrogen generator to provide clean and reliable backup power to its data centers.
  • This breakthrough is an important step in helping clean hydrogen become more competitive and affordable.

“Microsoft officials agreed that the suppliers for the fuel cell hardware and green hydrogen are lacking. But there are so many potential applications, the hope is that the software and cloud giant can help create demand for the sector to spur its growth.”

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