“One way to view this is that adding heat to a system causes the molecules and atoms to speed up. It may be possible (though tricky) to reverse the process in a closed system (i.e. without drawing any energy from or releasing energy somewhere else) to reach the initial state, but you can never get the entire system “less energetic” than it started … the energy just doesn’t have anyplace to go.” or Entropy.
So let me lay this out. The Cloud services company installs a bank of computer servers in a closed, secure system inside my house. I pay for the electricity to power it. A heat exchanger – provided, ostensibly, by the Cloud services provider (or my local power utility company or some yet to be named solar energy installer) removes the heat from the servers and circulates it through my heating/cooling system.
Very Interesting view of the potential future of home ownership.
And all the while – in 2013 – when the power companies (in the US at least) aren’t ready or willing to use any excess energy that we might generate in these same homes. Hmmmm!
Thanks to Springwise