eBay’s #renewable #energy bloom latest in green data center race. Big step towards solving both problems.

June 28, 2012
GreenBiz – Dean Nelson, who oversees data centers for eBay, told Marc Gunther recently that he had two big business problems to solve: getting control of the company’s power costs and finding an alternative source of energy to the coal used to power the electricity in its Utah data center. Nelson and his boss, CEO John Donahoe, have just taken one big step towards solving both problems. The company announced on Thursday that it will expand a data center in South Jordan, Utah, by acquiring fuel cells from Bloom Energy, a private company that already supplies fuel cells to eBay headquarters in San Jose.

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