Market Research Report
Sustainable and Renewable Power Generation for Global Data Centers - Generation Technologies and Business Models for Green Data Centers: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
|Published by||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||Product code||742406|
|Published||Content info||35 Pages; 19 Tables, Charts & Figures
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|Sustainable and Renewable Power Generation for Global Data Centers - Generation Technologies and Business Models for Green Data Centers: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts|
|Published: November 7, 2018||Content info: 35 Pages; 19 Tables, Charts & Figures||
Data centers are critical to a functional global digital economy and society. Investment in cloud storage, colocation, and hyperscale data centers has resulted in the construction of a large volume of new data centers globally, thus increasing energy consumption. Meanwhile, edge computing has led to a shift toward more off-grid, small-scale installations closer to the point of use. With increasing digitization across emerging markets, data centers are becoming more and more advanced. Extensive use of services such as big data, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence is prompting data center operators to adopt high performance, mission-critical IT infrastructure.
Data centers are energy-intensive establishments that usually run 24/7 year round. The European Commission estimates data center power densities range from 538 W/m to 2,153 W/m and can reach up to 10 KW/m. Power distribution, cooling, lighting, and IT demand are the primary use of energy. While the industry estimates that a 1-hour outage at a data center can cost $350,000 on average, this figure is expected to increase over the next 10 years. Increasing investments in big data, digital content, and e-commerce will continue to drive explosive growth in power demand for data center markets. Therefore, it is critical to understand the reliability and sustainability of power supplied to these facilities.
This Navigant Research evaluates various reliable power generation models for data centers, with a focus on distributed power generation technologies. The latter include distributed energy resources (DER) such as gensets, solar, wind, microturbines, and fuel cells. The study explores the market issues, including drivers, barriers, and trends, associated with sustainable power generation for data centers. Global market forecasts for distributed power generation technologies for data centers, segmented by region, technology, and application, extend through 2027. The report also examines the key sustainable power generation models and provides case studies for grid-connected and distributed power generation for data centers.