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100% Renewable Energy In Our Data Centers

Published 11 December 2020

Our data centers do not only meet the highest security requirements. They also run on 100% renewable energy. With an innovative server cooling, the energy consumption is reduced by 1,200 MWh per year (which would have corresponded to 66 passenger cars’ CO2 emissions for one year!).  

We put extremely high demands on our data centers when it comes to security. It includes both physical security, i.e. who has physical access to our data centers, but it also applies to redundancy and fire safety. * Since we control the data ourselves, we can also ensure that the data never leaves the European Union.

We also place high demands on sustainability, and together with our supplier** we continuously work to reduce our climate impact.

Natural cooling method reduces the energy consumption

Data storage is generally an energy consuming activity, and innovative solutions and a sustainable approach are required to reduce the total energy consumption and the CO2 emissions.

Our data centers are running on 100% renewable energy, and all electricity comes from wind power produced in Sweden and Denmark.

To cool our servers in the center, a smart and energy-efficient cooling method is used. Since the data center is built on top of a natural water source, cold groundwater is transported from two large underground reservoirs. The cold water is fetched from a depth of 70 meters, passes through a heat exchanger and cools the servers in the center. An innovative and completely natural cooling method that reduces the center’s total energy consumption.

Energy savings with 1 200 MWh per year

By using this natural cooling method, the data center saves more than 1,200 MWh per year in full operation. If the centers had been running on fossil fuels, the energy savings would have meant a reduced CO2 emission of 308 tonnes – equal the yearly consumption for 66 cars or for 52 households! But, since our data centers are already running on 100% renewable energy, all CO2 emissions are already eliminated.

To use renewable energy sources and a natural cooling method are two steps in the right direction, but we always want to become better! The UN Sustainability Goals permeate our entire business, and we are constantly trying to find new and innovative ways to reduce our overall environmental impact.

Did you know that we are ISO certified? Read more!

* Our data centers contain security class 3, which means that everything is redundant, that there is backup for all data and that physical security is on top level.

** We store our data with Interaxion. The company is certified according to international ISO / IEC 27001 for Information Security Management and ISO 22301 for Business Continuity Management in Europe.