Aligned Energy Touts
Green Power Generation For Data Centers
November 2, 2016
Energy touted a breakthrough in green energy power generation for data
centers by introducing a new revolutionary method to produce clean
electricity using waste heat.
More than 50% of the world’s energy is exhausted to the environment as
low-grade heat, effectively making waste heat a largely available but
As a result of a four-year collaboration with Swedish-based Climeon,
Aligned Energy has developed a fully-integrated green platform that can
power their next-generation, ultra-efficient data centers in the U.S.
and globally with 100% clean electricity.
“We have entered a new era of innovation in how we power and cool data
centers, one of the fastest-growing users of energy and water in today’s
digital economy,” said Jakob Carnemark, founder and CEO of Aligned
Energy. “In most cases if you want to use clean electricity, converting
solar and wind power are the typical methods; however, the sun doesn’t
always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. By cultivating this
largely untapped resource in waste heat and converting it to 100% stable
green baseload power, and by being able to use low temperature
geothermal sources, we can support the data center industry’s rising
demand for green energy in ways not previously possible through this
new, highly sustainable and reliable approach.”
The new system will leverage Aligned Energy’s award-winning heat removal
cycle as well as deploy Climeon’s groundbreaking Heat Power technology,
which performs at twice the efficiency as the best organic Rankine
cycles and operates with significantly lower temperature heat sources.
“To meet the challenges of climate change, the world needs new clean
energy sources,” said Thomas Öström, CEO of Climeon. “The Climeon system
is just that, producing 100% clean energy and a new baseload for
Aligned Energy has been using its world-class talent and resources to
develop innovative first-of-its-kind solutions to better build and
operate data centers for large enterprises and cloud providers in a much
more efficient and environmentally-friendly way.
this year, Aligned Energy was recognized with a 2016 Edison Award for
pushing the envelope in technological energy advancements through its
highly-optimized data center heat removal cycle (or Cactus Cooler™
system) that allows their data centers to cool themselves using up to
85% less water and 80% less energy while also guaranteeing an
industry-low average of 1.15 PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness).
Last fall, Aligned Energy opened the industry’s first “pay-for-use”
ultra-efficient, next-generation data center in Plano, Texas just
outside Dallas, a 30-megawatt (MW) complex that offers consumption-based
utility pricing for on-demand data center capacity for large cloud and
enterprise clients requiring greater control of their data center cost
and faster time-to-market.
With their second “pay-for-use” data center in Phoenix, a 550,000SF,
62MW campus, scheduled to come online in early 2017, Aligned Energy has
charted a course to reach the 100% green carbon neutral data center by
tackling the industry’s well-documented power, cooling and water
consumption issues while dramatically lowering operating costs.