In Paderborn Germany a wind turbine is powering a datacentre housed within its own structure, in what WestfalenWIND IT claim is the world’s first near-zero emission datacentre.
The Tier 3 datacentre contained within the wind turbine is receiving 92 percent of its power from the renewable energy source.
In order to be considered a Tier 3 datacentre the datacentre is also supplied by two independent electricity providers who provide N+1 redundancy resilience and electricity in periods of poor wind conditions.
The datacentre is part of the project ‘WindCores’ designed and operated by WestfalenWIND IT. The IT service itself is operated by Green