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Aligned Energy Chills Data Centers With Cool Efficiency

Aligned Energy's Cactus Cooler unit dispenses with fans and chillers and conducts data center heat outside through a thermal bus.

The Aligned Energy data center in Plano, Texas, with thermal bus cooling units above server racks
(Source: Aligned Energy)

The Aligned Energy data center in Plano, Texas, with thermal bus cooling units above server racks

(Source: Aligned Energy)

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Charlie Babcock
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10/20/2016 | 8:30:39 PM
Looking for waste heat on the grid
Aligned Energy is a new player when it comes to data center construction, backed by venture capital. It needs to find intensive, waste heat producers -- smelters, steel plants, pulp and paper mills, and electricity generation stations -- at which to deploy its Heat Power electricity generators. Perhaps they could also be used at stockyards, where there's a surplus of methane as cattle manure gets decomposed. Electricity is easier to capture and transport than methane and there's a ready market for it. 
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