Dutch company Nerdalize has developed a heating system that utilizes the residual heat of computer servers to meet the hot water needs of households. This heating system significantly reduces CO2 emissions and can save Dutch households approximately €300 per year on heating costs.
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, Nerdalize plans to equip the first 42 Dutch households with this innovative heating system in August, as a first step in providing free heat from computer servers to everyone in the Netherlands.
The system was tested in 2015, in five households: servers were put in houses and their heat was turned into usable heat by means of a radiator, with no energy wasted to cool servers. In a new version, the servers can be connected to the central heating system, and the heat can be used for hot water over the whole year. Moreover, as Nerdalize does not, as a result, have to build expensive data centers, money is saved and CO2 emissions are cut – today, data centers emit more CO2 than the world’s airline industry Tweet This!.
Up to now 3,500 people have shown interest in this heating system and Boaz Leupe, co-founder of Nerdalize, has raised €250,000 using the crowdfunding platform Symbid.
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