Data center receives solar panel facelift
I/O Data Centers announced plans to construct solar panels on the roof of their Phoenix ONE center-potentially generating 4.5 MW of power.
I/O Data Centers has announced plans to turn the top of one of their buildings into a solar panel roof,
The project will transform the Arizona-based Phoenix ONE and its 528,000 sq ft roof into 4.5 MW of power, according to the Mother Nature Network . Construction will take place in five steps, with the first 5,000 panels (step one) scheduled to be in use by January 2010. The final four steps, which will allow the roof to generate its maximum power, should be completed by the end of 2010.
According to the Web Host Industry Review, installing the solar panels will make Phoenix ONE the largest solar power source connected to a working data center. The planned construction will output three times the megawatts of Googleplex-the corporate headquarters for Google which is located in Mountain View, Calif.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey