By placing the data center in the heart of the city, we can create a smart loop with local and renewable energy, which also creates comfort and empowers social meeting places. This vision made by the Norwegian real estate developer Miris in collaboration with Snøhetta, Skanska, Asplan Viak and Nokia, is inspired by the stringent Powerhouse standard to create a Power City, an energy positive city that produces more energy than it consumes over a life time.
Power Cities can be scaled in size and located anywhere in the world.
In the Power City there is a high emphasis on energy efficiency and and re-usage of power to the surrounding city. The heating requirements of the city matches the spill-off heat from the Data Center while the abundancy of roof area in the city cover the need for sun energy production. Combined, The Spark will generate enough energy to make the Power City a plus energy development.
The city consists of facilities matching the standard developments for the number of citizens and households needed to make the city energy positive. The heating requirements of the city matches the spill-off heat from the data center, and there is enough roof area to cover the need for sun energy production. For a 2MW Data Center, it has been calculated that a city of 18.000 inhabitants is suitable.
The Spark is a scalable concept that can be adopted anywhere in the world. The first pilot is already under development. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are a business or individual who needs data processing near your customer or if you are a property developer and interested in this data center of the future.