Microsoft Corp. is expanding its renewables footprint by adding more wind power to its portfolio of electricity sources.
The computer giant said it is collaborating with wind energy suppliers to build facilities in Kansas and Wyoming to help meet the demands of some of its U.S. data centers.
This announcement, which marks Microsoft's third and fourth wind energy agreements, will bring the company's total investments in U.S. wind to more than 500 megawatts.
Besides wind, Microsoft is also going green by tapping into solar. Earlier this year, the company partnered with the state government of Virginia and local utility Dominion Virginia Power to build a solar energy plant.
Like Microsoft, many other U.S. companies have been investing in renewable energy projects. Amazon Web Services Inc., the technology infrastructure division of retailer Amazon.com Inc., has announced a goal of getting 100 percent of its electricity needs from renewable resources, and General Motors Co. said it aims to get all of its power from renewable energy by 2050
(Daniel J. Graeber, United Press International, Nov. 14)
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