A rough estimate suggests that an average data center consumes about twenty to forty megawatts (MW) of energy, which is equivalent to the average energy consumption of about 20,000 households. To produce that amount of energy, you would need five to ten wind turbines with a capacity of two to four MW each, depending on the conditions at the location.

An accurate estimation is difficult since energy consumption can vary significantly depending on various factors such as the size and location of the data center and the amount of energy it consumes.

In addition to wind energy, solar energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy, or biofuels can also make a data center less dependent on fossil fuels. A mix of various renewable energy sources is the most effective way to significantly reduce the use of fossil energy in data centers.

LCL Data Centers has achieved a lot in recent years. For example, we recently obtained recertification for ISO 14001, we are in the process of gradually switching to the renewable fuel HVO100, and electrifying our entire fleet of vehicles. Furthermore, we produce as much as 30% of our own energy with a new solar panel park.

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