Supernap, a thailand-based data center, has unveiled its very first solar project to power its data center, solidifying its status as the country’s most sustainable collocation provider.
Modern data centers must give top attention to minimizing environmental impact by offering maximum energy efficiency and renewable energy in order to accommodate the ongoing development of data and to support the green goals of global environmental protection.
According to Yap Jin Yi, Chief Executive Officer of Supernap, Supernap has long held the top position in the industry in Thailand. Another initiative to strengthen their position as a leader in Thailand’s digital infrastructure is for them to power their data center load using renewable energy and to be the most sustainable data center.
Leading Thai firms and Switch, a developer of data center ecosystems and architectures, have partnered to create Supernap (Thailand), the country’s first Tier IV, carrier-neutral, hyperscale data center.
Considering how much electricity data centers use and how much it costs to run them, adding renewable energy to an energy-efficient infrastructure is essential for long-term sustainability.
In her speech of congratulations, Ajarin Pattanapanchai, the newly appointed Board of Director at WHA Industrial Development Public Company Limited and a former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, stated that data centers are the backbone of the economy because they host and make accessible data on a global scale for businesses and governments. Supernap is yet another success story that has paved the road for the global transition of industries from digital economies to green economies in Thailand.
The WHA Utilities and Power Plc (WHAUP) was chosen by Supernap. to install the solar power system in order to supply green energy to the data center, having full confidence in WHAUP’s turnkey solution to help the organization achieve its corporate sustainability goal.
WHAUP is Thailand’s top provider of utilities and power services– providing comprehensive solutions for industrial water, wastewater treatment, conventional electricity, natural gas distribution, and renewable energy, including solar rooftop and waste-to-energy.
The solar farm was constructed near to Supernap’s data center facilities, which are situated in the Economic Eastern Corridor (EEC), beyond the floodplain of Bangkok and next to the international network landing station with connections to all of Thailand.
According to Somkiat Masunthasuwun, Chief Executive Officer at WHA Utilities and Power Plc, greater service capabilities are provided by Supernap than by any data center in Southeast Asia. Supernap’s use of solar energy confirms WHAUP’s skill and standing as one of Thailand’s top service providers of solar power systems.
The Supernap (Thailand) data center has the best PUE in the country thanks to its construction with more than 350 patents, which include energy-efficient innovative technology. Examples include a proprietary environmental station and software for their patented air handlers. The most important KPI to measure a data center’s energy consumption effectiveness is power usage effectiveness (PUE).
In addition, according to the U.S. Department of Energy report, an average data center’s water usage efficiency (#WUE) is 1.8L per 1kWh. However, Supernap (Thailand) utilizes less than 0.05 L/kWh, or less than one cup of water for every kilowatt-hour provided to servers.