Technology companies consume a massive amount of energy annually, and many of them, including Google, are making efforts to transition away from fossil fuels. The company's storage facilities will now draw energy from geothermal sources. How much energy will this system provide?
Google’s Journey to Sustainability
Fervo Energy focuses on geothermal energy production, innovating in the field and seeking new ways to advance energy technologies. They offered their services to Google, with whom they entered into an agreement in 2021. Recently, this project was successfully tested and is now operational.
As a result, Google’s cloud storage facilities in Las Vegas will be powered by clean and renewable energy. During development, scientists made numerous discoveries that will benefit future projects and product advancements.
Device Demonstrates Tremendous Performance
During the 30-day testing of the project, several records were broken. The device achieved a water flow rate of up to 63 liters per second, generating 3.5 megawatts of electric power, equivalent to 35 full charges of a Tesla Model S.
Fervo Energy claims that in the coming years, they will be able to construct devices with double the energy yield. They believe that continuous development of their technology will pave the way for geothermal sources to compensate for a theoretical 20% of the USA’s energy consumption, which currently stands at just 2%.