New project will provide smarter wind turbines in Ireland

Oct 9, 2017   |   Deborah Bach

Photo of wind turbines in grassy expanse

Microsoft on Monday announced a new wind energy project that will soon provide 37 megawatts of new, clean energy to Ireland.

The project, a partnership with GE Renewable Energy, will add capacity to the Irish grid and help ensure that Microsoft’s local data centers are using more renewable energy. The deal also includes a pilot project that adds battery-based energy storage to each wind turbine on the Tullahennel farm in County Kerry — the first direct deployment of battery-turbine integration in Europe.

“We’re proud not just to be adding more wind turbines to Ireland, but also to be part of an effort to build smarter ones,” write Christian Belady, general manager of Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations, and Brian Janous, Microsoft’s general manager of energy.

Head over to the Microsoft Green Blog to learn more.