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Dutch start-up heats homes for free with server network

by Futures Centre, Jun 14
1 minute read

The Dutch start-up Nerdalize is launching a second pilot to heat homes for free by installing computer servers in them. Companies pay the start-up for the server space, and the homes benefit from the excess heat.

Nerdalize has developed a way to integrate the server with domestic water heaters, offering home owners free hot showers powered by data use.

Not only does the home owner saves on heating bills, but the data customer saves on server bills: Nerdalize is offering its servers at 50% market rates, by cutting space and cooling costs.

 

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