At DataCenterDynamics SF, there were many people who planned a wine tour on the Saturday after the conference. One stop that most missed though is a a stop at the Sonoma Mountain Data Center in Rohnert Park at HP/Taligent’s old site.
If you aren’t familiar with the Sonoma area here is a pdf map. The Sonoma Mountain Data Center (aka California Green Data Center) is located at the bottom of this map in Rohnert Park.
I had the pleasure of meeting Tod Stebbins who represents the California Green Data Center while at DCD SF, and I usually go to Healdsburg 3 – 4 times a year, so stopping off at Tod’s data center is easy to add to my next trip in October.
DataCenterKnowledge just posted more information on Tod’s data center as well with a large solar array installation.
Sonoma Project Features Large Solar ArrayJuly 27th, 2009 : Rich Miller
This 83,000 square foot solar array produces more than 1 megawatt of power for the Sonoma Mountain Village development.
The developers of Sonoma Mountain Village will dedicate more than 1 megawatt of solar power to a data center project at its Rohnert Park, Calif. campus, a sustainable mixed-use community combining offices, retail and housing. The Sonoma Mountain Data Center becomes the latest in a series of data center projects to incorporate on-site solar generation into their energy supply.
The first phase of the data center will be powered by an existing 83,000 square foot solar array, which has been online since 2006 and currently powers office buildings housing AT&T and Comcast. The building can switch between energy from the solar array and grid power from an on-site PG&E substation with 9 megawatts of capacity.