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Can solar power save the Internet?

The Internet is expected to consume 20% of the world’s energy by 2025 and there is a pressing need to transition away from legacy fossil-based energy sources. Data centers are the biggest consumers in this context, but the network also has an impact. Our recent energy survey found that 40% of businesses see solar as the energy source of choice for powering the networks of the future, but is this realistic?

In this white paper we dig take a deeper look into this question – topics include:

  • The global green energy challenge
  • The limitations of solar power in the network
  • The benefits of on-site solar power
  • The key steps to a sustainable network
“While much of the energy debate remains focused on data centers, the network itself should not be ignored – it is also a significant energy user.”