Googles new US data centers will run on 16 million solar panels

first_img Share your voice Tags 5 Comments Google Google plans to purchase 100 percent renewable energy for its data centers and offices in the US and around the world.  Google Google will amp up its expansion in the southeastern US with millions of solar panels. Google wants the electricity consumed by its new data centers in Yum Yum, Tennessee, and Hollywood, Alabama, to be “matched with 100 percent renewable energy from day one.” To meet this goal, the search giant said Wednesday it’s struck a multi-year deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority to purchase output from several new solar farms, which will total 413 megawatts of power from 1.6 million solar panels. The two largest solar farms will produce roughly 150 megawatts each, according to a Google blog post. They’ll be among the largest renewable energy projects in the Tennessee Valley region, Google said, and the biggest solar farms ever built for the search giant.Google said in 2016 that the company planned to source carbon-free electricity on a 24/7 basis for each data center. The search giant tried to reach 100 percent renewable energy purchasing goal in 2017. So far, Google has sourced carbon-free energy for its data centers in Finland, Netherlands, Taiwan, North Carolina and Iowa, according to Google’s October 2018 report. Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech’s role in providing new kinds of accessibility.CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. Tech Industry Sci-Tech Internet Serviceslast_img read more

RAB detains 3 JMB men in Cnawabganj

first_imgMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive detained three suspected members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Kamardaho in Sadar upazila of Chapainawabganj early Sunday, reports UNB.The detained persons are Azibul Haque, 53, Saiful Islam, 35, residents of Dhobra village and Tazamul Haque, 46, a resident of Lakshmipur village.Based on secrete information that around nine JMB men were holding a secret meeting at Kamardaho to carry out subversive activities, a Rab team conducted an operation there, said a press release issued by RAB-5 of Chapainawabganj.During the drive, the elite force members held Azibul and Saiful from the spot while other members of the gang fled the scene sensing the presence of the law enforcers.Later, RAB personnel arrested Tazamul from his home based on the information of two detained persons.RAB members also recovered four Jihadi books from the spot.last_img read more