Genesis Mining Is Converting Excess Bitcoin Datacenter Heat Into Greenhouse Power in Sweden
We look forward to scaling this project and bringing it to not only more of our own datacenters — but to others as well.A Senior Lecturer from Lulea Technical University, Andreas Johansson, has been making calculations based on the project’s design and Sweden’s cold climate. “For the cold climate in the north of Sweden, our calculations show that a 300 m2 greenhouse can easily be heated with a 550 kW container, even with outdoor temperatures reaching almost -30℃,” the lecturer said. But the potential is much bigger than that. The temperature difference over the greenhouse is in this calculation only 10 degrees since we assume a DC output temp of 35℃ and a GH temp of 25℃. If the DC output is increased to 55℃, then the GH area can be tripled to 900 m2.” Genesis and the teams in Sweden are not the only people who have thought of leveraging excess heat from bitcoin miners. Two years ago a French firm named Qarnot released a home heater called the “Crypto-Heater or QC-1” that heats a room in your home while the user mines crypto assets. Some people have devised ways to utilize excess mining heat to do certain things like heat up a garage or distill alcoholic beverages. Ethereum miners have been used to heat homes and a few Russian babushkas not only mined BTC in the province of Siberia but also used the miners for heat. Bitcoin miners have utilized excess mining heat to grow tomatoes. Genesis Mining and members of the project also hosted a webinar about developing the hybrid bitcoin mining greenhouse system. News.Bitcoin.com readers can check out the video of the webinar below. What do you think about Genesis Mining working in Sweden to develop a greenhouse powered by excess bitcoin mining heat? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below. The post Genesis Mining Is Converting Excess Bitcoin Datacenter Heat Into Greenhouse Power in Sweden appeared first on Bitcoin News.
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