How Green Data Centers can drive the future of the industry

By Mr. Rajesh Kaushal, VP, Delta Electronics India


As our world is becoming increasingly digitised and data-driven, the need for data centers is on an exponential rise. This leaves us with a new challenge: how can we combat the impact of data centers on the planet? For the record, data centers alone consume about 3% of the electricity generated globally. That’s more than what many countries consume in a year. Not surprisingly then, they are at the center of attention of every discussion on sustainable development.

Data centers have become an integral part of modern businesses, powering everything from social media platforms to financial transactions. However, as the demand for data centers grows, so does their impact on the environment. The energy consumption of data centers accounts for a significant percentage of global carbon emissions, leading to increased concerns about their sustainability. In India, where the digital economy is booming, there is a pressing need to adopt green data centers (GDC) that can drive the future of the industry. There have been significant advances in the use of renewable energy sources to power data centres, which are leading from the front and have set the standard for sustainable development.

Green Data Centres are mandatory

Green data centers have become a necessity in today’s world, given the increasing demand for data and the urgent need to combat climate change. As businesses and governments alike recognize the importance of sustainability, GDC have become mandatory for organizations that want to remain competitive and contribute to a sustainable future.

One of the primary reasons why GDC are mandatory is their environmental impact. Traditional data centers consume massive amounts of energy, leading to high carbon emissions and significant environmental impact. This has led to increased concerns about their sustainability, with businesses and governments alike looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact.

GDC , on the other hand, are designed to be energy-efficient and use renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, to reduce their carbon footprint. By adopting sustainable practices, green data centers can not only reduce their impact on the environment but also contribute to global efforts to combat climate change.

In addition to their environmental impact, GDC are also becoming mandatory due to regulatory requirements. Governments around the world are implementing regulations to promote sustainability, and this is likely to extend to the data center industry as well. In India, for example, the government has set ambitious targets for renewable energy and is promoting the use of sustainable practices in all industries, including data centers.

Furthermore, GDC can also provide economic benefits to businesses. By adopting sustainable practices, businesses can reduce their energy consumption and operating costs, leading to long-term savings. GDC can also help businesses attract customers who are looking for sustainable and eco-friendly solutions, providing a competitive advantage in the market.

Indian Conglomerates are Paving the way for green data centers

Indian conglomerates are increasingly investing in GDC to reduce their carbon footprint and make their operations more sustainable. The growing demand for data storage and processing has led to a significant increase in energy consumption by data centers, which has become a concern for the environment and the economy.

To address this issue, Indian conglomerates are building GDC that use renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like coal and natural gas. These data centers are designed to be energy-efficient and use advanced cooling systems to minimize energy consumption.

One example of this trend is the Adani Group, which is building a 1 GW data center in Tamil Nadu that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. The data center will be one of the largest in the world and will help the Adani Group reduce its carbon footprint significantly.

Other Indian conglomerates such as the Tata Group, Wipro, and HCL are also investing in green data centers to reduce their environmental impact and meet their sustainability goals. This trend is expected to continue as more companies realize the importance of sustainability and adopt green practices to reduce their carbon footprint.


In conclusion, green data centers are becoming increasingly popular in India as companies seek to reduce their carbon footprint and meet their sustainability goals. Indian conglomerates are leading the way in this trend, investing in renewable energy sources and designing energy-efficient data centers to reduce energy consumption and minimize their environmental impact.

The adoption of green data centers is not only beneficial for the environment but also for the industry as a whole. These data centers can reduce operational costs and improve efficiency, making them an attractive option for businesses. Furthermore, as more companies adopt green practices, it is likely to create a positive ripple effect across the industry, encouraging others to follow suit. Overall, green data centers have the potential to drive the future of the industry in India by promoting sustainable growth and creating a more environmentally conscious and responsible approach to data processing and storage.