Colo providers looking to clean energy alternatives: hydrogen and nuclear

Climate change, regulatory initiatives and shareholder pressures are just some of the forces combining to drive colo providers to search for clean energy alternatives to power their data centers.

Last week, for example, Equinix announced a research project to look at the feasibility of hydrogen power technologies, including proton-exchange membrane fuel cells and fuel-flexible linear generators, for tropical data centers.

Equinix plans to be climate neutral by 2030, according to Katrina Rymill, the company’s SVP of corporate finance and sustainability.

“We continue to see an increase in demand from our customers for infrastructure that is more distributed, more ecosystem powered, more flexible, more sustainable and more interconnected than ever before,” Rymill said.

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