Ebay And Paypal Are Going Green With Data Centers Powered By Fuel Cells

Ebay And Paypal Are Going Green With Data Centers Powered By Fuel Cells

Ebay, which also owns Paypal, will soon be the only major tech company to have a data center--a bigger energy consumer than the standard corporate outpost--powered by fuel cells, after announcing the construction of a new site in South Jordan, Utah.

In comparison, all tech giants--even Google--rely upon the national grid for their energy, which is fueled by coal. Fuel cells, on the other hand, use natural gas to maintain a charge similar to that of a battery.

The new center will remain connected to the power grid, merely as a backup option.

[via New York Times]

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