Facebook Taps Hydroelectric Energy For Swedish Data Center
Facebook announced that its newest data center in Lulea, Sweden, on the edge of the Arctic Circle, which will handle live traffic from around the world, will be powered by hydroelectric energy so reliable that it has been able to reduce the number of backup generators required at the site by more than 70 percent and achieve a power usage effiicency (PUE) of 1.07.
Aside from tapping hydroelectric power, it’s also using the cold Nordic air to cool the thousands of servers that store its members’ photos, videos, comments and other information. Any excess heat that is produced is used to keep its office warm.
- 2016 Energy and Sustainability Predictions - Findings from Leading Professionals
- Planning for a Sustainable Future
- Financing Environmental Resiliency and a Low-Carbon Future with Green Bonds
- Just the Facts: 8 Popular Misconceptions about LEDs & Controls
- Solar Request for Proposal (RFP) Guide
- Energy Manager Today Awards Top Products and Top Projects of the Year
- Improve Occupant Comfort & Reduce Energy Costs Through Humidity Control
- Building Energy Benchmarking & Transparency Laws
- Choosing the Correct Emission Control Technology
- How the IoT is Reshaping Building Automation