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Scottish Data Farm : New Lockerbie Building
Lockerbie Building, Scotland
Scottish Data Farm Building
Internet Villages International plans for the ‘world’s first green-powered Data Farm’ near Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.The £600m Lockerbie Data Farm, to be built between 2008-10, will provide 3m sqft of data storage, the largest of its kind in the world.
Data Farm in Lockerbie
Renewable energy is to power equipment in the Data Farm. Electricity will be sourced from the nearby E-On UK biomass power station, the largest such power station in the UK, and from existing and planned wind generation in Dumfries and Galloway.
The waste heat from the Data Farm will provide low cost heating to a planned adjacent eco internet village and to local horticultural businesses.
The buildings at the Lockerbie Data Farm will be also be purpose-built for client organisations, so improving the efficiency of the energy required. As a result of this and the use of renewable energy, organisations locating their computer equipment at the Lockerbie Data Farm will be able to declare significant carbon reductions as well as making major cost savings.
The Data Farm will comprise of a series of unobtrusive single storey buildings in a mixed woodland setting. The site has capacity for up to 3million square feet of floor space. It is expected that the Data Farm will house over 20 Data Centres once complete.
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