The data center industry is experiencing explosive growth.  The expansion of online users and increased transactions will result in the online population to reach 50% of the world’s projected population, moving from 2.3 billion in 2012 to an expected 3.6 billion people by 2017.  This growth is requiring data centers to address the carbon impact of their business and the increasing need for data centers to integrate more renewable resources into their projects. 

The solar PV technology roadmap continues to improve providing long-term cost and energy output advantages to many commercial/industrial customers. Solar PV’s costs are rapidly becoming cost competitive with conventional generation sources.  

This presentation addresses how cost-effective solar options like Switch Station can support datacenters in securing renewable supply.