Skip to content

Green Mountain’s carbon-neutral data centres have natural cooling

Published 7 Nov 2022 (updated 29 Apr 2024) · 2 min read

Quick information

At a glance

  • Carbon-neutral data centres
  • Run on hydropower – cooled by fjords
  • Among the most secure and sustainable data centres in the world

Green Mountain offers sustainable, energy-efficient, colocation data centres in some of the most secure locations in the world.

Ninety per cent of all data today was created in the last two years. That is 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day. Over 2 million emails are sent every second, and everything from toasters to aircraft engines use sensors to transmit a continuous flood of information.

Because all this data has become a major resource for businesses and social development, private and public enterprises increasingly need alternatives to their own data storage. Data storage, however, requires vast amounts of energy and strict security.

Powered by fjords

Green Mountain designs, builds and operates highly secure, innovative, and sustainable colocation data centres. The data centres operate on low-cost, 100 per cent renewable power, and the use of free cooling creates high power efficiency.

The company currently operates three data centre campuses in Norway. The SVG1-Rennesøy is located just outside Stavanger, the RJU1-Rjukan is in Telemark and the OSL1-Enebakk lies just 20km outside the capital.

Green Mountain uses the natural conditions of a wet and cold climate to cool its data centres. By using “free cooling” from indirect air or its unique fjord cooling solution it achieves both higher efficiency and cost reductions. This enables Green Mountain to operate high-quality data centres at very low cost.

Green Mountain
SVG1-Rennesøy is a Tier III-certified mountain hall data centre in a former high security NATO ammunition storage facility.

Green Mountain provides excellent security and uptime

Green Mountain has developed a comprehensive framework of physical data centre security measures, which is absolutely crucial, regardless of the type of threat. Together with information/cyber security and personnel security, physical security is an important pillar in risk management.

The company uses multiple layers of interdependent systems to deny unauthorised access to facilities, equipment and resources as well as to protect personnel and property from damage or harm. These include biometric access systems, mantraps, intelligent video analysis and more.

Green Mountain’s data centres were the first in Scandinavia to be Tier III-certified by the Uptime Institute and have delivered 100 per cent uptime since the first day of operation.

Moreover, Green Mountain offers customers detailed monitoring and configuration solutions to meet individual requirements, without any geographical constraints.

Tremendous growth expected

At the end of 2021, there were 728 hyperscale data centres in operation globally. Another 300+ are already planned, according to Synergy Research Group. And it will not end there; the global number is set to hit 1 200 by 2026.

The data centre market is estimated to grow by nearly USD 616 billion from 2021 to 2026, as per the latest market report by Technavio.

Green Mountain has operated large-scale data centres since 2013 and holds ISO 9001 Quality management and ISO 14001 Environmental management certifications.

Green Mountain/Knut Bry
Inside the SVG1-Rennesøy mountain hall data centre.

Svein Atle Hagaseth

Send an email


Hodneveien 260, 4150 RENNESØY, Norway

Go to company pageWebsite