One of the most important missions of tech companies in today’s world, is to help the environment and with their data centers not killing the world. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that their latest wind project is live in Illinois.
We discussed this a year ago, when Microsoft made the announcement that they would be making an investment in Wind Projects. Microsoft has now launched this 175 megawatt facility outside of chicago, which is epic for the area.
Wind Power Fuels Data Center
What makes this data center unique, is that it will have enough power to fuel the Microsoft data center in Chicago. This Pilot Hill Wind Project, will power the facility for the next 20 years, and will have 100 percent renewable energy.
This is great for the company and its data center, as it will prevent 328,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. This keeps all the power focused on the data center, and keeps it all green in the areas of Chicago and Illinois.
Microsoft and Green Power
The company has a strong focus on green power, as it rolls out additional data centers throghout the world. It uses Office 365 and Azure, and needs these large datacenters to power this cloud business. It is making it work with wind power.
Microsoft is working with Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers Principles to make this energy affordable and more accessible at the same time. This with its other projects, will make green energy near its datacenters a real thing to focus on.
The new wind project is pretty awesome. It’s clean, green, and working as of today.