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US Gets Wind-Powered Data Center

judgecorp (778838) writes | more than 4 years ago


judgecorp (778838) writes "Other World Computing has built the first data center in the US to be more-or-less completely powered by wind-generated electricity. The site, in Woodstock Illinois, has a 131ft turbine, which generates about 1.25 million kWh a year. Wind-power isn't steady, so OWC will be selling excess power to the local utility, and using back-up generators if wind power fails. It's a positive story for renewable electricity, but shows the economics are still finely balanced: the turbine will still take more than ten years to pay for itself, the company said."
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Location (1)

ThatsNotPudding (1045640) | more than 4 years ago | (#30538276)

I assume this was placed in the wrong spot due to the current power of Chicago-based politics, instead of the proper place: western Kansas (featuring the most constant winds in the Continental US).

Did we get the location wrong? (1)

judgecorp (778838) | more than 4 years ago | (#30538666)

If so, it wasn't anything subtle about US politics, just Limey ignorance of US geography. Peter
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