The following are some recent articles in the context of data center sustainability, that I’ve found interesting. Have a look.
Growth Seen for Global Green Data Center and Building Energy Software Markets
The global green data Center market is expected to grow from $23.41 billion in 2014 to $95.66 billion by the end of 2020 at a CAGR of 26.44%. This is being driven by the exceptional rise in the demand for data storage space and government regulations enforcing eco-friendly solutions.
Energy-Efficient and Environmental Friendly Green Data Centers
European commission has recently taken an initiative to make use of the sustainable and renewable resource to power more than Two third of the European data centres. There are various environmental policies that are written by many organizations to help them buy data centre services. Such data centres are operated by minimizing the organizational impact. However, there are organizations that operate the data centres within them. Such data centres do not have any positive impact to the environment.
Are You Ready for a Huge New Green Data Center Market?
How else can one describe a market poised to increase from $23.41 billion in 2014 to $95.66 billion by the closing days of 2020? That’s just the market picture that the global green data center market is looking at, according to reports, and the reasons behind it are all the more exciting for those involved in this skyrocketing market.
Harvard study questions widespread support for bulk energy storage
The high cost and technical immaturity of bulk electricity storage systems (BES), such as pumped hydro storage (PHS), batteries, liquid air, flywheels and hydrogen, have often been mentioned as major challenges to the increased penetration of renewable energy technologies, such as wind power and solar energy. However, is deployment of these technologies really necessary at the current stage of worldwide renewable energy deployment? A new study conducted by scientists at Harvard University has found this assumption to be seriously flawed and that a large amount of energy storage capacity is not necessarily a pre-requisite for deployment of renewables in order to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, the study actually finds that a tenfold increase in technologies such as wind and solar power is possible without having to rely on storage at all.