Microsoft makes major solar purchase

Microsoft made the biggest single corporate purchase of solar energy in American history this week. The tech giant confirmed Wednesday it had bought 315 MW from two solar projects located in Virginia, which ...

Microsoft strikes solar deal

Microsoft has stepped up its clean power purchasing drive with the signing of a renewables deal in India. Innovator Magazine reported last week that the company has penned an agreement to source rooftop sola...

Microsoft shops for clean power

(SINGAPORE) Microsoft has signed its first clean energy deal in Asia. As part of the 20-year agreement, the tech giant will buy 100% of the power output from a new solar project in Singapore, developed by...

Microsoft launches startup programme

Microsoft has announced it is investing $500 million over the next 24 months in a new initiative designed to help startups realise their ambitions. Charlotte Yarkoni - Corporate Vice President, Growth and Ec...

Startups key to Shanghai’s 2035 plans

(CHINA) A Microsoft Accelerator in Shanghai is contributing to the city's innovation plans. Political leaders in Shanghai want the Chinese city to be a 'global innovation centre in science and technology'...

Microsoft invests in ‘AI for Earth’

Microsoft announced this week it is investing a further $50 million in the company's AI for Earth initiative. The project strives to give stakeholders tackling climate change - 'individuals and organisations...

Microsoft makes wind power agreement

Microsoft has confirmed it will use wind energy to power its international data centre in Holland. It has signed a deal to source 100% of the output produced from Vattenfall's new onshore wind farm, being de...

Alliance targets agribusiness growth

Microsoft and EY are working together to support the agricultural industry capitalise on the opportunities offered by digital technologies. The pair confirmed today they will strengthen their alliance to adv...

More big names are going circular

One of the most important circular economy programmes for businesses and public organisations continues to go from strength to strength. The Circular Economy 100 (CE100) project, an initiative from the Ellen...

Energy tech revolution gathers pace

(USA) A new alliance has been launched with the aim of accelerating renewable energy adoption through digitalisation. Envision Energy, Microsoft and Accenture make up the 'Energy IoT and Smart City Techno...