Geothermal data centers


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The data centers that power AI and cloud services are limited by 3 things:

  • the server hardware (oftentimes limited by access to advanced semiconductors)
  • available space (their footprint is massive which makes it hard to put them close to where people live)
  • availability of cheap & reliable (and, generally, clean) power

If you, as a data center operator, can tap a new source of cheap & reliable power, you will go very far as you alleviate one of the main constraints on the ability to add to your footprint.

It’s no small wonder, then, that Google is willing to explore partnerships with next-gen geothermal startups like Fervo in a meaningful long-term fashion.


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