25.02.11 – Finland, like most other countries, is doing it’s best to move towards greener, more renewable energy sources like wind and water to replace the more popular oil and wood burning options. The country is making news by setting the standards for a “green highway” and creative uses of harnessing heat byproducts from a new data center built in an old bomb shelter below Helsinki.
It’s hard to ignore the more traditional forms because there are a number of power plants along the coastline and the combination of the energy sources they are burning and the cold outside temperatures make for huge trails of steam/smoke in the sky. They’re hard to ignore so I spent some time walking around them and taking pictures.
- Video: Underground Datacenter in Helsinki (insidehpc.com)
- Helsinki data centre installed in cathedral bomb shelter to heat 500 homes (greendiary.com)
- Helsinki data centre to heat homes (guardian.co.uk)