Not all renewables are created equal. Particularly for data centres which need very reliable power supply, intermittency is a big issue. In this infographic we have ranked the key renewable types by their capacity factor (a measure of constancy); it highlights how attractive baseload sources like geothermal are for data centres compared to much-hyped wind and solar.
Today, Asia’s DC industry is behind other regions in using clean power. This is particularly regrettable because of the abundant supply of baseload renewables resource in the region.