Solar-powered cloud computing datacenters

Laura Hosman, Bruce Baikie

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12 Scopus citations


In the developing world, reliable and affordable electricity isn't always available, presenting challenges for the Western 'bigger is better' datacenter model. A small-scale, cloud computing datacenter, however, could leverage recent technological breakthroughs to instead rely on solar energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6109222
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalIT Professional
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • cloud computing
  • datacenter
  • developing world
  • direct current
  • emerging regions
  • renewable energy
  • solar-photovoltaic energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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