One innovative UK tech firm has pioneered a solution that will repurpose excess heat from data centres to warm public swimming pools for free. With approximately 45% of a traditional data centre’s energy demand dedicated to cooling, this innovation is a great way to utilize the excess heat.
The firm successfully piloted the concept in Devon, where the pools are heated up to 60% of the time for free. They are now scaling up with a £200 million investment from a green energy provider.
Their decentralized approach, spreading small data centre units throughout the community, distinguishes it from other initiatives. The UK government has shown interest in heat recycling, allocating £65 million for innovative heating solutions, including projects that repurpose heat from data centres.