EBay announced that its flagship data center in Utah would be powered primarily with renewable energy. The company has entered into a partnership with Bloom Energy, which will provide fuel cells for the facility. The data center will become the country's largest fuel cell installation not attached to a utility. Market Watch reports:
"Technology-led innovation is changing retail and revolutionizing how people shop and pay. We also want to revolutionize how shopping is powered," [said John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay Inc.] We are embracing disruptive energy technology and designing it into our core data center energy architecture. Running our data centers primarily on reliable, renewable energy, we intend to shape a future for commerce that is more environmentally sustainable at its core."