Let the sun shine in …

Just reading an article about using solar power for data centers. All I can say is YAY!

First, I can’t think of any better use for all that normally wasted square footage of roof space than to use it to generate electricity. Why waste perfectly good land, especially in congested areas.

Second, in addition to the obvious benefit of the generated power, the solar array also shades the roof. This is a double green whammy, since most of the heat absorbed into a building from the outside comes through the roof. Block the sun from heating the roof and that’s less energy you have to spend moving that heat out of the data center!

Kermit was wrong, it IS easy being green!

Vern, SwiftWater Telecom
Data center, telecom, engineering services.


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