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Google planning to use thermal storage system in its new Taiwan data center

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Google is well-known for using creative and green initiatives in its data centers, and its newest data center in Taiwan will be no exception. This facility will take advantage of thermal storage to reduce air conditioning costs.

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Google is well-known for using creative and green initiatives in its data centers, and its newest data center in Taiwan will be no exception. This facility will take advantage of a thermal energy storage system to reduce air conditioning costs — the facility's air conditioning will run through the night (when power is cheaper), but will use chilled liquid or ice circulated around the facility during the day. This system won't be in place for some time — construction on the new data center just started yesterday, and a Google Taiwan representative said the facility should be online by the second half of 2013. It sounds like Google's this thermal storage system will offer significant power savings; according to Google's spokesperson, "this will be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly data centers in Asia."