The world’s largest solar-powered data center will soon be located in Arizona.
Pegasus Group Holdings and Plus Minus Power recently broke ground on a $3 billion facility in Mohave County.
The data center will be located south of Kingman off Interstate 40 and north of the Griffith Energy Facility and consume 717 acres of land.
This Arizona project has British royal ties. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and a brand ambassador for Pegasus, was in attendance at the ground breaking ceremony.
“I hope the facility will help bring internet access to people who don’t currently have it. We will take the blueprint of this technology to China or India where they don’t have internet,” Ferguson said in the press release.
Arizona receives an average of 300 days of sunshine in a calendar year, making this an ideal location for the solar powered data center.
“We can use the light we have today, the sun, to change the world.”
Mohave County Supervisor Buster D. Johnson reported that the project will bring in hundreds of jobs for its construction and 50 jobs when it is completed.
“What makes this project unique is that it doesn’t connect to the power lines and does not depend on our electric grid to operate,” Johnson said in the release.
“If this data center takes off, they plan on opening more similar projects in the area. This is groundbreaking technology and infrastructure, which, if successful, will put Mohave County on the map.”