Small island developing states like Cuba rely upon imported crude oil for electricity production and transport. With increasing volatility in price and supply, energy security concerns have garnered significant attention. The lack of sufficient domestic conventional energy resources and rising pressure to develop sustainable resources has motivated Cuba to explore Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion.
We worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council to research energy efficiency in data centers for small and medium businesses. The servers housed in data centers account for 1.5% of total U.S. electricity consumption, totaling $4.5 billion in electricity costs each year.