Originally posted on Data Center POST
fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547) has unveiled the latest updates on its joint venture with Green Fig Land Company (GFLC) in the creation of a state-of-the-art data center in Chester County, Pennsylvania. This ambitious project, situated on a sprawling 100-acre hyperscale development site, is set to redefine the landscape of data center infrastructure in North America.
At the core of this initiative is the commitment to sustainability and innovation. The greenfield development site boasts an impressive initial power commitment of 290 MW from the local provider, with a forward-thinking approach to carbon-free power capabilities to be made available by 2025-2026. This marks a significant step toward constructing smarter and greener mass-scale data center developments, aligning with the global push for sustainable practices in the tech industry.
A key highlight of the project is the incorporation of onsite green energy solutions, including rooftop solar installations. With the potential to generate up to 7 MW of capacity, scalable to 25 MW, this represents a noteworthy leap towards self-sufficiency in power generation. The combination of reliable power, carbon-free capabilities, and solar energy showcases a unique opportunity for businesses seeking environmentally conscious data center solutions.
John Bonczek, Chief Revenue Officer for 1547 Realty, emphasized the financial advantages of choosing Chester County as the location for hyperscale development. The region offers some of the most attractive incentives for large-scale compute infrastructure deployments. Notably, the project qualifies for the state’s sales tax exemption that applies to all aspects of data center development, including construction, equipment, materials, furnishings, fit-out, and IT equipment. Paired with the abundant power supply and proximity to diverse energy sources, including nuclear capabilities, Chester County emerges as a game-changer for new mass-scale developments.
A Commitment to Sustainability Beyond Data
Beyond the technical and financial aspects, 1547 is making a positive impact on the local environment through a sustainable reforestation project. This initiative involves the planting of 4,000 new trees, demonstrating a holistic approach to environmental responsibility. This strategic blend of size, power capacity, location, and commitment to eco-friendly practices positions the Chester County data center as a standout choice for companies aiming to integrate cutting-edge technology with a strong commitment to sustainability.
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