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Energy from data centres could heat UK swimming pools after green investment

The Guardian, 15 January 2024

Octopus Energy invests in scheme which recycles heat from computer data processing centres.

Up to 150 public swimming pools in the UK could be offered an innovative way to cut their energy bills by recycling heat from computer data processing centres after a £200m investment by Octopus Energy into a green tech firm.

Bright eyed boy swimming in a public pool

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Octopus dives into data heat

Energy Live News, 15 January 2024

Octopus Energy has invested £200 million into Deep Green, a UK firm heating swimming pools with data centre excess heat.

Octopus Energy, through its investment arm, the Octopus Energy Transition Fund (OETF), has acquired a £200 million stake in Deep Green, a UK firm specialising in utilising excess heat from data centres to warm swimming pools.

Power plant windmill branded with Octopus Energy and three suspended workers are placing the branding

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Octopus investment pours £200m into data centre heat recycling firm

City AM, 15 January 2024

Octopus Energy has purchased a £200m stake in a UK firm that heats swimming pools using excess heat generated by data centres.

The investment into Deep Green was announced via the UK’s energy darling’s dedicated investment arm, Octopus Energy Transition Fund (OETF), in return for an undisclosed equity share.

Power plant windmill branded with Octopus Energy and three suspended workers are placing the branding

Photo credit: City AM.

Data centre heat recycling and solar energy from space: The nine best green innovations of 2023

Edie, 21 December 2023

Edie reflects on a year of breakthrough innovations for the green economy, recapping on announcements ranging from gravity-based hydrogen storage, to solar in space and seagrass-planting robots.

An innovation which captured hearts and minds this year came from Deep Green, which has developed small-scale edge data centres that can divert their excess heat to warm leisure centres and public swimming pools. The innovation was first tested at Exmouth Leisure Centre in Devon.

Editor’s Choice Award

DCD, 6 December 2023

Reducing Carbon Impact & Saving Swimming Pools with Data Furnaces & Heat Recapture

The DCD editorial team have shortlisted their favorite projects from this year’s outstanding entrants, and chose their favorite project of the year to crown the Editor’s Choice award recipient.

Group photograph of Deep Green management team for Editor’s Choice Award

Image credit: DCD

Octopus investment pours £200m into data centre heat recycling firm

City AM, 15 January 2024

Octopus Energy has purchased a £200m stake in a UK firm that heats swimming pools using excess heat generated by data centres.

The investment into Deep Green was announced via the UK’s energy darling’s dedicated investment arm, Octopus Energy Transition Fund (OETF), in return for an undisclosed equity share.

Power plant windmill branded with Octopus Energy and three suspended workers are placing the branding

Photo credit: City AM.

Data centre heat recycling and solar energy from space: The nine best green innovations of 2023

Edie, 21 December 2023

Edie reflects on a year of breakthrough innovations for the green economy, recapping on announcements ranging from gravity-based hydrogen storage, to solar in space and seagrass-planting robots.

An innovation which captured hearts and minds this year came from Deep Green, which has developed small-scale edge data centres that can divert their excess heat to warm leisure centres and public swimming pools. The innovation was first tested at Exmouth Leisure Centre in Devon.

Editor’s Choice Award

DCD, 6 December 2023

Reducing Carbon Impact & Saving Swimming Pools with Data Furnaces & Heat Recapture

The DCD editorial team have shortlisted their favorite projects from this year’s outstanding entrants, and chose their favorite project of the year to crown the Editor’s Choice award recipient.

Group photograph of Deep Green management team for Editor’s Choice Award

Image credit: DCD

Data centre heat recycling and solar energy from space: The nine best green innovations of 2023

Edie, 21 December 2023

Edie reflects on a year of breakthrough innovations for the green economy, recapping on announcements ranging from gravity-based hydrogen storage, to solar in space and seagrass-planting robots.

An innovation which captured hearts and minds this year came from Deep Green, which has developed small-scale edge data centres that can divert their excess heat to warm leisure centres and public swimming pools. The innovation was first tested at Exmouth Leisure Centre in Devon.

Editor’s Choice Award

DCD, 6 December 2023

Reducing Carbon Impact & Saving Swimming Pools with Data Furnaces & Heat Recapture

The DCD editorial team have shortlisted their favorite projects from this year’s outstanding entrants, and chose their favorite project of the year to crown the Editor’s Choice award recipient.

Group photograph of Deep Green management team for Editor’s Choice Award

Image credit: DCD

Tiny data centre used to heat public swimming pool

BBC, 14 March 2023

The heat generated by a washing-machine-sized data centre is being used to heat a Devon public swimming pool.

The computers inside the white box are surrounded by oil to capture the heat – enough to heat the pool to about 30C 60% of the time, saving Exmouth Leisure Centre thousands of pounds.

Deep Green CEO, Mark Bjornsgaard, next to public lane pool candidate for micro data centre swimming pool heating

Image credit: BBC

Innovative heat tech could save England’s swimming pools from closure

The Guardian, 14 March 2023

Twenty pools may be upgraded this year after startup uses energy from small data centre to heat water

Public swimming pools facing closure because of soaring energy bills have been offered a lifeline via new technology to heat the water.

Exmouth swimming pool that’s heated by hard-working computers

Devon Live, 14 March 2023

‘I’m certain this will transform leisure centres up and down the country for the better’

A Devon swimming pool is getting free heating thanks to a revolutionary new high-tech invention. British company Deep Green has launched UK-first technology that supplies free heat to businesses such as public swimming pools, reducing their energy bills and cutting their reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuel boilers.

Deep Green CEO, Mark Bjornsgaard, next to public lane pool candidate for micro data centre swimming pool heating

Image credit: BBC