Data centre turns waste heat into warm water for swimming pools

A startup has unveiled a UK-first solution to soaring energy bills: data centre heat.

The company, called Deep Green, installs tiny cloud data centres at local businesses. The system then turns heat from the servers into hot water for the host site.

Deep Green provides the equipment free of charge and refunds the electricity costs. As a result, the client can cut their carbon emissions and energy bills.

In exchange, Deep Green gets a home for the data centre, which supplies computer power for AI and machine learning to customers.

Deep Green’s computers are submerged in mineral oil that captures waste heat.