Climate & PUE + Hydrogen Generation for African DCs

January 13, 2022
10:00

In this talk, DIN looks at the challenges that face the producers of Hydro, Wind and Solar Power and how this applies to the Data Center Industry in Africa which is currently the focus of massive expansion. Find out what are the key drivers for the successful adoption of Green Hydrogen Power and its importance for Africa where in many regions dependency on Fossil Fuels remains. Data Center facilities require more than a single power solution to produce 24/7 baseload power and DIN asks: Where are sustainable energy sources being embraced and how – with its vast geography and varying climates – is this underpinning Africa’s decarbonisation targets?

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