Thursday, February 12, 2009

Google steps in Nokia's backyard

in short: Google buys old paper factory in Finland to build datacenter

as always, the Devil lives in the details:

Today, Finland-based paper group Stora Enso has announced that Google is buying the buildings and most of the Summa Mill site, where production of paper was ceased in January 2008, for approximately €40 million ($51.7 million) via TechCrunch
Summa mill, which consumed 1,000 gigawatt hours of electricity per year via Reuters
China's long-term onshore and offshore wind electricity potential is estimated to be 1,000 giga-watts (Cui, ed. 2008:273) via PERI

As always, Google= (power) Grid + Water