CAPRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for May 30, 2019

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for May 30, 2019: Torch Clean Energy Seeks to Build Solar Farm-Data Center Combo in Chester County, VA: RichmondBizSense is first reporting that Torch Clean Energy, a renewable energy company based in Boulder, Colorado, has submitted planning paperwork for the construction of a combination solar farm and data center in Chester county, Virginia. The project will be located on 1,500 acres of a 1,700-acre site. The solar farm will produce 150 megawatts to power either one or two adjoining data centers.  The data center itself will cover approximately 300 acres and employ about 100 workers. The facility has been tentatively dubbed the “Chester Solar Technology Park." If successful, it will result in $2 Billion USD in investment for the county. Pilot Expands into ColocationGuard’s Brooklyn Data Center: ColoGuard Enterprise Solutions, LLC one of New York’s leading colocation providers and operator of Brooklyn’s only data center, recently announced that Pilot, a leading fully featured network and internet service provider, has launched a new Point of Presence (PoP) at the company’s flagship data center CGNY1. The expansion into ColocationGuard’s Brooklyn data center marks Pilot’s 13th PoP in the New York Metro Area, a significant part of the self-healing, national backbone the company has built. The deployment offers more businesses access to Pilot’s affordable and reliable transit and network services, all with no monthly contracts. Microsoft to Build Two Sustainable Data Centers in…