Solar-Powered Web Sites by SolarHost
Yep, you can power your web site via the sun. SolarHost claims to be the only internet company that is totally powered by renewable energy. SolarHost maintains a large, privately-owned solar power system, comprising 12 high-density 110W panels. After the immediate AC/DC power needs are met, excess power gets stored in a massive battery bank. The owners say it would take five days of darkness to shut them down. In case of catastrophic failure, a backup generator or grid power takes over in less than a minute.
Solarhost's use of solar energy may actually make their hosting service more reliable since they less vulnerable to power outages and blackouts.
[by Justin Thomas]