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By Don C. Brunell
Business analyst 

European Data Centers Looking to Capture Heat

 

January 12, 2023



Coupled with the rapid growth of data centers we rely upon for internet service and information storage is an increased demand for electricity to power millions of computers and cool the mammoth buildings in which they operate.

Data center computers are integral to our everyday life and store everything from cooking recipes to complex engineering blueprints. They are heavy power users consuming 10 to 50 times the energy per floor space of a typical commercial office.

Energy inflation combined with the closure of nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants is causing a shift from more reliab...



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