Equinix: Equinix deploys 1MW solar system on Melbourne data center

Mar 01, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Equinix has deployed a 1MW rooftop solar system at its ME1 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center at 578 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne. The company has now completed the installation of rooftop solar systems at eight of its facilities, including Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney, collectively providing approximately 1.8MW of energy to local power grids.

Guy Danskine, managing director at Equinix Australia, said: “Deploying rooftop solar systems at our Australian data centers is an important step in our overarching strategy to help decarbonize the grid and foster a more sustainable future for data centers.”

He continued: “In Australia, we have invested millions of dollars in solar systems and have plans to expand this further. We are constantly exploring ways to deliver our digital infrastructure in the most sustainable way to address the surging digital needs of businesses and support the development of the country’s digital economy.”