Pathways to an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly data centre
Generation of heat up to 105 °C
Energy source for heat networks and industrial companies
Use of natural refrigerants
More and more data centres are taking care of ever more digital data. The Swiss Federal Office of Energy expects the electricity demand of Swiss data centres to double in the next five years. An extremely low power demand is therefore key to efficient and environmentally friendly cooling. Ideally, the waste heat generated by cooling the data centres should be used to heat buildings.
The waste heat generated when cooling server rooms is pure energy. It can be a valuable heat source to heat entire neighbourhoods or a larger building. This is where our heat pumps come in by supplying hot water flow temperatures of up to 105 °C. Such high temperatures are fit for everything from district heating networks to industrial processes.
Next to economic considerations, the ecological aspect is becoming increasingly important. In addition to HFO, natural refrigerants such as propane, ammonia or isobutane are increasingly being used for air conditioning in data centres. While producing no greenhouse effect, natural refrigerants are more expensive than synthetic refrigerants. Here it is important to weigh things up holistically.
Using energy instead of wasting it
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