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World's Largest Data Center Will Be Powered By Renewable Energy

By Brian Spaen

Your devices aren’t the only objects using energy when surfing on the internet. Servers packed in data centers require a lot of energy for people to be able to stream their favorite shows and run their upcoming fantasy football draft. Norway will soon hold the largest data center in the world, and it will be run fully on renewable energy.

Kolos, an American-Norwegian company, will be behind the creation of the new data center in collaboration with HDR. It’s in a location that provides the best cooling method for the new data center -- a fjord above the Arctic circle. What is a fjord? A deep entrance to the sea that’s located between high cliffs and is surrounded by land, providing an extremely cool environment for the data center to run.

The data center sits in Ballengen, Norway, at four stories tall 600,000 square meters, and it’s integrated into a beautiful environment surrounded by mountains and water. It’ll be fueled by a neighboring hydropower and will be servicing many areas in Europe and along parts of United States’ East Coast. It’s expected to be running on full power in the next 10 years.