The energy requirements of data centers are very high, and the supply has to be constant and stable. They need to be powered with electricity and air-conditioning 24/7, which represents huge costs. In addition, conventional air-conditioning systems are extremely polluting due to the use of harmful refrigerants and emissions of CO2 responsible for global warming.
By pumping cold seawater from the oceans’ depths and circulating it through buildings, SWAC systems offer a sustainable, durable and economical solution for cooling. Air-conditioning from seawater uses 90% less energy than conventional systems, which makes SWAC a very cost-effective solution. Finally, because of its low energy consumption, SWAC is very well adapted to long utilization hours.
OTEC and SWAC can cover the needs of electricity and air-conditioning for data centers, and will significantly reduce energy costs.