Partnered with the growing pressure for organisations to reduce their Carbon Footprint; data centres face rising energy costs, and the very real risk of blackouts; today’s demand is outstripping supply.
Data centres are now having to turn to alternative energy supplies in order protect themselves from rising energy costs and increasingly pressurised grid along with fulfilling their CSR requirement.
Data centres are responsible for a huge amount of the global electricity usage; with consumption predicted to treble even further in the next years. Industry professionals have forecasted that regulations will become increasingly demanding for Data centres to address the impact of their carbon emissions.
As a result, the European Commission have responded by requesting data centres to produce 80% of its energy via renewable sources by 2020. Industry leading giants such as Apple and google are front the change and have already made significant towards reducing their carbon footprints as well as significantly reducing their energy costs.
At K2 Storage Solutions, in Burnley, warehouse operations are core to the business. With a huge warehouse to power, and significant energy supply required, the company knew it was time...