Microsoft data centers are going to be getting their power from wind farms

Microsoft has made a 20-year deal with a Texas wind farm to power their nearby data centers in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. 

The Redmond software giant inked a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) from RES Americas‘ Keechi Wind Project, a new 110 MW wind facility 70 miles northwest of Ft. Worth, Texas. Construction on Keechi will begin next year, with power flowing to Microsoft’s nearby San Antonio data center in 2015.

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