Sustainability has become a top priority for data center REITs, who are under the gun to reduce the carbon footprint and water usage of data centers.

Equinix, one of the two largest pure-play data center REITs, is spearheading an effort to develop low-carbon fuel cells to power data centers. A consortium of seven companies—including Equinix, InfraPrime, RISE, Snam, SOLIDpower, TEC4FUELS and Vertiv—have been chosen by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership to create a new power source for data centers using low-carbon, solid-oxide fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries.

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