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What they need to be doing to make a data centre *really* green is to use the waste heat for something, rather than just venting it to atmosphere. 15MW of waste heat would heat a small town! I don't know if anybody is actually doing this as yet, but would be cool if they are. (Or should that be hot if they are? :-P).
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Excellent point. Perhaps someone could start by harnessing that heat to make the staff's coffee.

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Waste to Energy power is a great technology, and the conception that the process is smelly is inaccurate. Obviously the input tends to be smelly but so long as the stuff is stored correctly before incineration then there is 0 smell.

The heat produced by incinerators is typically used for heating nearby areas, in particular hospitals, who are quite comfortable with incinerators since most hospitals have them for disposing of medical waste.

I'm not sure if the heat off a data centre could be used similarly, however, you could pump the heat into water (like some solar panels) and use the hot(ish) water in the building.
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I once worked briefly at the Trojan nuclear power plant in Oregon; no issues with power there. The office was in the shadow if the cooling tower. That was spooky.

http://columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/trojan_nuclear.html
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What they need to be doing to make a data centre *really* green is to use the waste heat for something, rather than just venting it to atmosphere. 15MW of waste heat would heat a small town! I don't know if anybody is actually doing this as yet, but would be cool if they are. (Or should that be hot if they are? :-P).

If we are talking about Microsoft, yes they are.
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I once worked briefly at the Trojan nuclear power plant in Oregon; no issues with power there. The office was in the shadow if the cooling tower. That was spooky.

http://columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/trojan_nuclear.html


Cool. I worked at Surry and North Anna in Virginia. Cooling towers were far away, but going into the secure area always created a little anxiety for me.

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I once worked briefly at the Trojan nuclear power plant in Oregon; no issues with power there. The office was in the shadow if the cooling tower. That was spooky.

http://columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/trojan_nuclear.html


Cool. I worked at Surry and North Anna in Virginia. Cooling towers were far away, but going into the secure area always created a little anxiety for me.

Hey, why? We all die only once, right? ;-)
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I would think that venting the waste heat into a cluster of greenhouses would make a lot of sense. Grow expensive flowers or vegetables in places where they would not normally grow, especially during the winter.

Also would be good PR: "Look we're green! See all the greenhouses!"
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I would think that venting the waste heat into a cluster of greenhouses would make a lot of sense. Grow expensive flowers or vegetables in places where they would not normally grow, especially during the winter.

Also would be good PR: "Look we're green! See all the greenhouses!"


Exactly. I am under an NDA. but if you will, Bing or Google 'Azure Finland'.

And you may look for hints at heating of the houses of the employees in that inhospitable part of Europe.
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