Data center startup ECL has announced the world’s first modular, sustainable, off-grid data center that uses green hydrogen as its primary power source.
ECL will deliver data centers in 1 megawatts blocks with 99.9999 percent uptime. The company also announced $7 million in seed financing co-led by Molex Ventures and Hyperwise Ventures.
The funds will be used by ECL to expand its market presence and in the construction of its first data center at the company’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, with completion scheduled for second quarter 2023.
ECL’s Datacenter-as-a-Service is two-thirds the total cost of ownership (TCO) of traditional colocation data center providers when measured over five years, according to the firm. The community-integrated data center design consumes no local resources, including power or water, and operates with zero emissions at extremely low noise levels. ECL’s modularity and lack of dependence on local utilities also