Mark Sutton, ITP.net
The Spark Power City data centre will feature a stone core. (Snøhetta/Plompmozes)
A new concept for data centres could see excess heat provide energy to create ‘energy positive' cities.
The concept, which is currently undergoing testing in Norway, will use excess heat from data centres to power district cooling and to funnel cooled water back into the data centre to cool equipment.
The project could provide energy to a city of up to 18,000 people from a 2MW, 200 rack data centre.