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JuliaSmith

Plastic
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Hello all,
Is solar energy being adopted into data centers? I recently read an article in Energy Tech Review regarding the scope of solar powered data centers. I guess that it will be cost-effective, but it will have challenges too. I would like to know more on this. Does anyone here have any information to share regarding this? I would be glad to hear from you.
 

Scottl

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Eastern Massachusetts, USA
Not only does your off-topic post not have "OT" in the title but your one and only post carries the smell of spam. A machinist forum is a very strange place to post such a question.

Do you have any commercial interest in such systems?
 

DDoug

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Location
NW Pa
definite spammer.

Why photovoltaic anyways ?

Converting sun "Light" into electrons, only to be converted back to "light" for fiber.....seems stoopid.
 

Brandenberger

Cast Iron
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Sep 19, 2017
definite spammer.

Why photovoltaic anyways ?

Converting sun "Light" into electrons, only to be converted back to "light" for fiber.....seems stoopid.


Data centers are deploying solar. But it is a fairly complex problem, because data centers are usually designed to run reliably under all manner of conditions. So they would very rarely be only solar, and usually designed to be able to operate without any solar power input.

To the above comment: datacenters’ primary power use is for servers and storage, only a tiny fraction of that being lighting fiber. Most is just heat from processor chips, memory, and disk.

Electrical conversion, and various other parts of electrical distribution have inefficiencies (again, dissipating heat).

Finally the cooling solution for the data center consumes non-trivial power, depending on its design criteria and the cooling requirements for the machines in the data center.

The roof of datacenters is often very large and a good place for PV panels, and they can often at peak daylight times offset a good amount of the load, but storing enough power from them to run 24hours or to cover weather and other sub-optimal Solar conditions would be prohibitive. Datacenters typically have 10-30min of battery capacity only (ballpark, some more and some less) and onsite diesel generation for any appreciable period of utility electric outage.

And yes way off topic, lots of further reading via google.
 

DDoug

Diamond
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Oct 18, 2005
Location
NW Pa
Data centers are deploying solar. But it is a fairly complex problem, because data centers are usually designed to run reliably under all manner of conditions. So they would very rarely be only solar, and usually designed to be able to operate without any solar power input.

To the above comment: datacenters’ primary power use is for servers and storage, only a tiny fraction of that being lighting fiber. Most is just heat from processor chips, memory, and disk.

Electrical conversion, and various other parts of electrical distribution have inefficiencies (again, dissipating heat).

Finally the cooling solution for the data center consumes non-trivial power, depending on its design criteria and the cooling requirements for the machines in the data center.

The roof of datacenters is often very large and a good place for PV panels, and they can often at peak daylight times offset a good amount of the load, but storing enough power from them to run 24hours or to cover weather and other sub-optimal Solar conditions would be prohibitive. Datacenters typically have 10-30min of battery capacity only (ballpark, some more and some less) and onsite diesel generation for any appreciable period of utility electric outage.

And yes way off topic, lots of further reading via google.

You doo realize the Op is a spammer ?

or are you tag teaming us ?
 

jurdanlopar

Plastic
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May 20, 2022
A solar-powered data center is a facility that uses solar power to run its operations. Solar power for commercial use in Florida so check this contractor that is an environmentally friendly and renewable source of energy, making it an ideal choice for data centers. Solar-powered data centers can reduce or even eliminate their dependence on traditional sources of energy, such as fossil fuels.
 
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DDoug

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"Management" can't seem to understand that "locking at thread" and "banning" a member
still leave linky active,.....and so google ratings pick these up.

And so this website is considered a very productive place to spam.

Total deletion of the thread, the spammer and all linky's is what's needed.

You'll note Ox's forum is clean, and get's very little spamming.
 

LiousPolly

Plastic
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Jun 9, 2022
Generally, you truly do require a wire between a rv solar panel based charger and its charge regulator as breakers and circuit breakers shield the wiring from getting excessively hot. This likewise keeps any machines from bursting into flames or getting harmed should a short out happen.
 








 
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