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Old 08-22-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I think any place where the cooling system could dump the heat into a nearby lake would be a possibility. I suggest Sudbury, Ontario as it already has the town and a technical infrastructure. Since they adopted the closed retort smelting process the place is livable.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I think any place where the cooling system could dump the heat into a nearby lake would be a possibility. I suggest Sudbury, Ontario as it already has the town and a technical infrastructure. Since they adopted the closed retort smelting process the place is livable.
In Scotland they have a couple of greenhouses that are right next to data centers. They dump the waste heat from the cooling of the data centers and use that to grow tropical plants in the greenhouse. The greenhouse is over 80 degrees in the winter from the waste heat.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Access and a population are issues.


Scotland is compact, easily accessible, and fairly stable climatically.


Canada's high arctic is remote, expensive, in most cases, unable to be built upon*, and you have a near zero population base from which to start.






*see permafrost. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permafrost
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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Another reason data centers arent flocking north for the cooling of their equipment is the penguins continually clog the air intakes. We Canadians get creative about deterring the critters=
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