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Turbines


oles@ovh.net
13-03-11, 12:26
Hello,
As previously announced, we are currently constructing
our first wind farm. The goal is to be the
supplier of our own energy to all our data centers so that
we do not have to buy energy from EDF in the future, hopefully
2020.

Indeed, the electrical power is the first cost to all
datacentres, but with wind farms whose cost
cost of raw material is 0 Euro (the wind
does not cost anything) we think we can reduce our costs by 70% within
3 to 5 years. Very interesting. All this in
a context where the cost of energy continues to increase,
each year. OVH may find itself
backtracking: we will cut costs for
energy. Consequence: OVH's offers in
the hosting market which will be cheaper than our competitors,
while still being profitable. This means that with the cost of
energy will increase, our competitors will reassess
their prices while OVH will not be obliged to increase
prices.

Most importantly, all this is "green" No CO2. We
are hoping to reflect the spirit of our innovations on cooling
liquid servers: no air conditioning, no wasted energy.
The CPUE as close to 1 as possible (<1 if we take into account there may be some
hot neighbors). Solutions which will be cheap and totally
"Green". And besides, we know can cool up to 20KW of
electrical power per rack! So a concentration of
very large servers: servers to host 100,000
we need "only" bays of 2300-2400.

Our first wind farm will be located in Alsace. It will
consist of 8 wind turbines and will generate a total between
6MW to 7MW. These investments will be made without using
Banks that do not believe in the project. Why? Because
OVH has decided (once again) to do things
our way. We decided to look into a new
which is already technology developed and patented.
There was a lack of confidence for
financing from banks. So, OVH has therefore decided to
lend a hand and advance the funds to build
The prototype which was installed near Valenciennes
near the Toyota plant. Whichi can be seen from the highway:
http://demo.ovh.net/fr/db2e221624d0b...c1bd4de458e7c/
The prototype is being validated by the standards related to
energy production from wind turbines. This
technology allows the turbine to turn
with less wind and will therefore be "harder"."They are smaller and comply with all standards
"harder" in terms of height and visual impact.
The prototype is for 800KW and weighs "2 times less" than
any equivalent to the market. Validations are up to 200KW
(For security) and with that power
it is injected into the network at a cost of 8 Euro/h ...

The production of energy of course depends on wind and
speed. The wind fluctuates across a range of
powers, sometimes not too little but not too much.
If operating at 100% capacity and 100% of the time
(The theoretical case), the sale of energy would
be funded in 3 years! and after 3 years, the rest of
time the cost would be 100% ... since there
will be no further costs. In general, we calculate profitability
a wind farm based on wind and the wind turbines
which are installed. Therefore an analysis of year 24/24
to validate a field ... It generally runs 25% of
time running at 100%.

All this is very interesting. OVH has made the
Beta technology and our field is installed and
producing energy (OVH), we will discuss with our
customers about other wind farms of this type.
The idea is proposing to invest in the establishment of a
farm and reap the benefits of this investment
for 15 years. Without banks. Just between people and
Live.

Regards
Octave