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Now Indian Data Centers to Run on Renewable Energy

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Adani Group has partnered with Digital Realty to run data centers on renewable energy in India. Note these data centers are highly power-intensive and cannot afford power shutdowns. This proves that renewable energy has reached quite a matured stage to support such power-intensive establishments. Running data centers on renewable energy also makes sense economically.

According to the announcement, Adani Group and Digital Realty will together engage in evaluating, developing and operating data centers, data center parks, and also maintaining undersea cable connections across India. Digital Realty has extensive experience in the data center industry and already supports data centers, colocation and interconnection strategies of over 2,000 firms throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Adani Group, on the other hand, has rich expertise in power generation, transmission, retail electricity distribution, access to waterfronts through the ports business, and real estate management.

Adani Solar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Ltd., a leading industrial conglomerate in India. The company is developing the world’s largest greenfield solar manufacturing plant with a capacity of 1.2 GW at a single location. Adani Solar also recently became one of the 15 largest utility solar power developers in the world, ranking with the likes of First Solar, Total, SunEdisonandEngie. The company is India’s largest solar cell and module manufacturer with 1.5 GW+ of cell and module capacity. It has also been rated as a Tier-1 bankable company by BNEF. The company recently built power transmission network in Gujarat for renewable energy evacuation.

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With the rise of internet usage and dependency of firms on large amounts of data stored in the cloud, there is a huge and rising demand for data centers in India. Large MNCs worldwide, have already started the shift towards renewable energy given its green credentials and economic value. Tata Power also partnered with NTT-Com-Netmagic and built a 50 MW solar power project in Solapur, Maharashtra, to power its data centers.

Check out our review on Adani Solar Panels.


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