30 Oct '11, 5pm

Facebook Faces Down Google for Title of Most Energy Efficient

Facebook Faces Down Google for Title of Most Energy Efficient

First let’s take a look at Facebook’s climate-wise data center location strategy. Last week the company announced that it would build a new energy efficient data center in Lulea, Sweden. The project is significant because it is Facebook’s first non-U.S. data center, and it has the potential to be operated entirely by renewable energy, so it sets a pretty high bar for future overseas projects. The Lulea climate will provide all of the center’s cooling needs (Yahoo is in on this ambient-air cooling trick, too, btw), and it will also have access to Sweden’s ample hydropower resources.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/30/facebook-open-compute...

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