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Can this new data center concept combat climate change?

A new prototype model for urban data centers, developed by MIRIS in cooperation with Snøhetta, Skanska, Asplan Viak, and Nokia, hopes to help solve the international climate challenge by allowing excess energy from data centers to power cities with up to 18,000 people.

Many data centers are often built in remote places and all of the excess heat they produce is wasted. Considering data centers account for 2% of the world’s total energy consumption, that wasted excess heat is a substantial amount.

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