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SAP to power its cloud computing infrastructure from 100% renewable energy | Green Monk Blog

SAP to power its cloud computing infrastructure from 100% renewable energy | Green Monk Blog | 1012ICT Assignment1 | Scoop.it

Cloud computing is often incorrectly touted as being a green, more environmentally-friendly, computing option. This confusion occurs because people forget that while cloud computing may be more energy efficient (may be), the environmental friendliness is determined by how much carbon is produced in the generation of that energy. If a data centre is primarily powered by coal, it doesn’t matter how energy efficient it it, it will never be green.

 

We have mentioned that very often here on GreenMonk, as well as regularly bringing it up with cloud providers when talking to them.

 

One such cloud provider is SAP. Like most other cloud vendors, they’re constantly increasing their portfolio of cloud products. This has presented them with some challenges when they have to consider their carbon footprint. In its recently released 2013 Annual Report SAP admits

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Using energy saving devices can still hurt the environment if the generator that created the energy uses a dirty method.

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UK and India jointly fund renewable energy R&D projects - Optics.org

UK and India jointly fund renewable energy R&D projects - Optics.org | 1012ICT Assignment1 | Scoop.it
UK and India jointly fund renewable energy R&D projects
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Tata Steel will provide its fuel cell expertise, partnering research with industry to provide technologies for improved energy generation and storage.
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Nanotechnology research to find if it can increase the ability of solar PV to capture energy. This important since PV cells is one of the leading renewable energy systems.

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Clean tech closing in on energy storage - Boulder County Business Report

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Clean tech closing in on energy storage
Boulder County Business Report
Minor tweaks, improvements and "step changes" can get to the critical point where such battery technology is a reality. "We're so close right now," ...
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Improved storage making renewable energy more viable for mainstream energy consumption. May enable houses and cars to be less reliant on fossil fuels in the future.

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Clean Energy Trends 2014: New Solar Energy Capacity Exceeds Wind For First Time

Clean Energy Trends 2014: New Solar Energy Capacity Exceeds Wind For First Time | 1012ICT Assignment1 | Scoop.it
Beset by geopolitical crises, spreading social unrest and economic weakness, Clean Edge's latest report highlights the high stakes associated with the energy decisions we're making today and shines a spotlight on five key trends shaping the future...

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Global trends for renewable energy and projected increases. PV cells are now the leading method of renewable energy production.

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Despite Global Drop In Renewables Investment, Future Looks Promising - Renew Grid

Despite Global Drop In Renewables Investment, Future Looks Promising - Renew Grid | 1012ICT Assignment1 | Scoop.it
Malaysia Sun Despite Global Drop In Renewables Investment, Future Looks Promising Renew Grid Global investment in renewable energy decreased 11% last year, but an abundance of opportunities in new markets, new technologies and new sources of...
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Despite drop in investment renewable technologies are dropping in prices making them more affordable. 

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Pioneering research offers new insight into improved wave energy testing - Space Daily

Pioneering research offers new insight into improved wave energy testing - Space Daily | 1012ICT Assignment1 | Scoop.it
Pioneering research offers new insight into improved wave energy testing
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Pioneering research could provide a significant boost in the vital quest to harness wave power as a viable renewable energy source for the future.
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Improvements to wave energy generation which is a technology that doesn't rely as heavily on certain times of day as opposed to solar cells.

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