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Facebook launches Aquila solar-powered drone for internet access

Social media company plans to start testing the craft, which is intended to provide internet access to remote areas, within months By: Alex Hern Facebook has revealed its first full-scale drone, which it plans to use to provide internet access in remote parts of the world. Code-named “Aquila”, the solar-powered drone will be able to […]

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Wind Energy Expansion in Iowa

by Reid Chandler   DES MOINES, Iowa – Driving across the state of Iowa, there’s always been on sight you could count on seeing an abundance of: cornfields. But over the years, wind turbines have slowly become part of that trademark Iowa landscape, too,  and Friday, Governor Terry Branstad announced we’ll be seeing a lot […]

Microsoft buys entire output of Illinois wind farm

Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy — the entire output — of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago […]

NC’s Green Source Rider Connects Big Energy Users to Renewable Energy

When Greenpeace praised Apple, Google and Facebook last week for moving rapidly to 100% renewable energy, one of the accomplishments they noted was their impact on Duke Energy. They coaxed the biggest US utility, Duke Energy, to provide renewable energy directly to large electricity buyers. Google plans to expand its data center in North Carolina and wants renewable […]

Facebook To Use Drones For Intenet Access

Earlier this month we heard that Facebook was in the process of purchasing solar drone maker Titan Aerospace, and that the company would use these drones for Internet access. The deal between Facebook and Titan Aerospace has yet to be confirmed, but Facebook has now announced a new project which will use solar powered drones […]