Friday, 12 Sep, 2008 Technology

Google to Patent a Modernized Floating Water and Wind Energy Data Center


It was revealed that number one search engine, Google, looks forward to patent a data center that is powered by floating water and wind.

The documents filed August 28 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, state that the company's water-powered data center is going to represent "a system that includes a floating platform-mounted computer data center comprising a plurality of computing units, a sea-based electrical generator in electrical connection with the plurality of computing units, and one or more sea-water cooling units for providing cooling to the plurality of computing units."

According to the patent application, both electrical and pumping powers might also be provided directly by the wind turbines that will be built up or tethered to an ocean floor. These turbines will be mounted to catch prevailing winds for power in order to enhance the water-powered systems.

Due to the fact that ocean water is not enough to cool the wind turbines, Google's data center will be directly connected to these turbines. According to Google's officials, the company is going to built its data center and maintain it with the help of electrical power produced by the wave, tidal or current motion of water adjoining the building.


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