Thanks to fellow blog-o-sphere-ite Matt McSpirit I just learned a little something about a hot, actually make that cool, new home server due in September from TranquilPC in the United Kingdom. The bummer is that I THINK unless you buy it online, this is a system intended for the European market. (Someone please tell me if I'm wrong.)
The T7-HSA, which will come preinstalled with Windows Home Server, is fanless and runs on less than 24 watts of electricity. It comes with an internal 512 Gigabyte hard drive, 512 Mbytes of DDR2 RAM and USB 2.0 ports to accommodate up to 4 additional external hard drives. (If you add all the external drives, power consumption rises to about 54 watts.)
Tranquil is positioning the device as a way to store and share stuff like photos, videos, music and other files.
The green nature of the server's design is no accident. Tranquil has made green computing a big positioning push. Among other things, a majority of the materials used in the chassis have recycled (and can be reused later at the end of their useful system life). The company also sponsors this site, about how to offset your carbon footprint.