An Australian data center operator and its crypto subsidiary are developing a Bitcoin mining farm powered by renewable energy. The Solar power form will be first of its kind. The new facility is being developed in the coal-mining town of Collie, some 200km south of Perth, by data center operator DC Two and subsidiary D Coin. The solar farm powering the facility will be built by a company called Hadouken Pty.
As per the Report on IT Brief – the two companies are calling it Australia’s first ‘behind the grid’ renewable energy-powered data center. With an aim to achieve competitive power rates via primarily renewable source, the company claims that it will offer the lowest cost and highest density data center in Australia. Notably, specific zones customized to host cryptocurrency mining operations will be offered at the data center. The company spokesperson stated:
“By providing customised low cost hosting options specifically engineered for cryptocurrency and Bitcoin mining at globally competitive rates, DC Two & D Coin have been able to attract the interest of both the local and international crypto mining community.”