Geothermal power is not widely used in data centers. But as Iceland reaches out to the data center industry, the abundant supply of renewable energy is a key selling point. Geothermal power is used to heat nearly 90 percent of the homes in Iceland, which use water heated by the earth in their radiators. The island nation is also home to five major geothermal power plants, which produce about 26 percent of Iceland’s electricity. These pictures of the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station provide a look at how geothermal power is produced, and what the process looks like. Read more about Iceland’s power in the DCK story: Iceland’s Renewable Power Play.
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