An anonymous reader writes: Data centers consume a lot of energy, so companies ranging from Facebook to Google are exploring ways to lighten the load. Now the Icelandic city of Keflavik has announced plans to construct the world's first zero-carbon data center from a set of 37 prefabricated components. The project, commissioned by UK start-up Verne Global (a data hosting company), will comprise 5,400 sq ft and will be powered completely by geothermal and hydroelectric power.
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