Wind energy to power Google’s Iowa data centre

Google has agreed to buy 407MW of wind power from US billionaire Warren Buffett’s subsidiary firm to power its data centre in Iowa. It is the internet search engine giant’s largest renewable energy deal to date and brings the total amount of renewable energy it has bought to more than 1GW. MidAmerican Energy will provide […]

Siemens gets 'record' wind order from Warren Buffett

US billionaire Warren Buffett’s subsidiary firm has placed a wind turbine order claimed to be worth more than $1 billion (£0.6bn) with Siemens. The engineering and electronics giant will supply MidAmerican Energy Company, a subsidiary of Mr Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment company, with 448 turbines for five different projects in Iowa. With a total capacity […]

New Facebook data centre powered by wind energy

Facebook has announced plans to supply its new data centre in the United States with 100% renewable energy. The electricity for the Altoona data centre (pictured) will come from a nearby wind farm in Wellsburg, Iowa which will be owned and operated by MidAmerican Energy. The project will add up to 138MW of new renewable […]