Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - January 25, 2023
ECL’s Data Centers Powered By Hydrogen
Data Center-as-a-Service company ECL announced a modular, sustainable, off-grid data center that uses green hydrogen as its primary power source.
ECL will deliver data centers in 1MW blocks with 99.9% uptime. The community-integrated data center design consumes no local resources, including power or water, and operates with zero emissions at extremely low noise levels.
ECL’s modularity and lack of dependence on local utilities also means that its data centers can be designed and delivered much faster than others’, reducing planning and construction cycles from between 18 to 24 months to between six and nine months.
The company also announced $7 million in seed financing co-led by Molex Ventures and Hyperwise Ventures. The funds will be used by ECL to expand its market presence and in the construction of its first data center at the company’s Mountain View, Calif. headquarters, with completion scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.
“The innovations we are announcing today set a new bar for flexibility and sustainability in the global data center industry,” said Yuval Bachar, Founder and CEO of ECL in a statement. “Never before has hydrogen been harnessed for use as the primary power source for the data center and that, combined with the unmatched efficiency of our cooling system and our emissions-free operations, is unique in the world today.”