Geothermal Energy + Data Center + Agriculture + Export to Grid
We propose the following example application as a potential first phase of development at the Star Peak site.
The developed portion of the geothermal resource is considered a viable commercial power option in the current market for a data center or centers. Simply aligning the developed geothermal resource with the data center consumer does not complete the broader Project vision, however, and thus other elements are brought into play. Solar energy is also identified as plentiful at the site, and commercial agricultural uses are able to benefit from its development. With data center operations generating considerable heat, the benefit of co-development of an agricultural facility is quickly apparent.
Thus the example application depicted here demonstrates the site development approach and philosophy: three components – geothermal plant + data center + agricultural facility – share a common energy “budget”, creating dramatic efficiency gains.
Data Center Application