The steady growth of the global data flow entails an increase in demands on servers and data centers. It is always the same magic formula: maximum performance at maximum reliability. Such a requirement profile is inevitably linked to a massive energy demand: Besides the electric energy that is required in different places to operate the servers, the constant cooling of the infrastructure has a severe impact. This impact is aggravated by the globally increasing energy prices. There is another factor: Our awareness of ecological consequences increases parallel to out digital activity. In Germany alone, the data volume on the Internet causes approx. 33 million tons of CO2 emissions per year – the same as domestic air traffic.
Cogeneration for data centers
Permanently lower the energy costs of data centers
Since combined heat and power systems by 2G are highly efficient the primary energy requirement of data centers shrinks noticeably - and since data centers as well as CHP are designed for long service lives even small data-processing centers can benefit from cogeneration.
Therefore, acquiring a combined heat and power system by 2G does not only lower the energy costs of your data center sustainably, but also increases reliability. In case of outages, the CHP operating as emergency power system in Island Mode can continue to reliably produce the required energy for an unlimited amount of time.
Trigeneration for data centers
No data center can manage without cooling. With an increasing server capacity, this aspect more and more becomes the economic and ecological focal point that requires an intelligent energy supply concept.
The solution: Combined cooling, heating, and power generation - or trigeneration. At an extremely low cost, the heat produced by operating the CHP can be transformed into cooling for the entire server infrastructure using an absorption cooler.
We would be happy to develop an energy supply concept based on cogeneration for your data processing center that will fulfill the most ambitious requirements in terms of economic efficiency as well as sustainability and reliability.