Hewlett-Packard's newest green data center in northeast England is the company's most energy-efficient plant to date, cooled entirely by cold wind blowing off the North Sea.
HP says the new 360,00 sq. ft. Wynyard center, located near Billingham, is 40 percent more energy-efficient than traditional data centers thanks to the harnessing of natural wind that keeps the hall at a constant 24 degrees Celsius, or approximately 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
The outside temperature only rises above that for about 20 hours per year.
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