The Australian data center operator and its daughter cryptocurrency company are developing the country’s first “grid data processing center” that works on renewable energy sources.
The Australian data center operator and its daughter cryptocurrency company are developing what they describe as the country’s first “grid data processing center” working on renewable energy sources.
Located in the colliery town of Collie, about 200 km south of Perth, the new facility is being developed by DC Two operator and a subsidiary of D Coin and will be operated on a solar farm built by Hadouken.
With the main goal of creating competitive capacity, mainly using renewable sources, the company claims that it will offer a data center with the lowest cost and maximum data density in Australia. The data center, in particular, will offer specific zones created for conducting operations on crypto-currency processing.
“By providing individual low-cost hosting options specifically designed for cryptocurrency and bitcoin mining at globally competitive prices, DC Two & D Coin has been able to attract interest from both the local and international community of crypto companies,” the company said.
In the early stages of the data center and the solar farm, a power supply of up to 4 megawatts is expected, and it will be created in early 2019. Through its subsidiary D Coin, which is engaged in cryptocurrency mining, DC has emphasized its intention to serve crypto mining operations.