Microsoft develops 3MW-capable hydrogen fuel cells

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Hydrogen fuel cells could enable a move away from emissions-intensive diesel generators. Image credit: Microsoft
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Hydrogen fuel cells could enable a move away from emissions-intensive diesel generators. Image credit: Microsoft

The hydrogen generator is a part of a larger effort to make data centres more sustainable and slash emissions

Microsoft claims to have created a 3MW hydrogen fuel cell system that it wants to install at a research data centre, to see whether it is feasible to do away with diesel backup generators. Sean ...

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