Switch colocation data center powered by 180mw of new solar in Nevada

Technology solutions corporation Switch said that as of January 1, 2016 all of its SUPERNAP data centers will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

Switch energy needs will come from new solar facilities operating in Nevada.

During the construction of its new 180-megawatts of solar generation projects, Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2, Switch has partnered with local utility NV Energy to utilize renewable energy from existing facilities in the state.

Construction of Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 will be completed by First Solar in partnership with NV Energy and Switch before the end of 2016.

In an effort to further cement its commitment to implementing renewable energy use, Switch worked closely with NV Energy and the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to develop the NV Green Energy Rider tariff for southern Nevada. The tariff utilizes NV Energy´s vast network of renewable generation resources including geo-thermal, wind, hydro and solar combined with Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 to deliver 100 percent green energy services to Switch 24/7.

Founded in 2000, Switch´s patented data center ecosystems offer high-density design, superscale cloud campus, telecommunications services, and sustainability.