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$3B solar-powered data center will be built modularly

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Pegasus Group Holdings announced it is building $3 billion data centernear Kingman, Arizona, which according to local officials, will be the largest solar-powered data center in the world.

The data center will consist of a network of modified cargo containers, each housing 500 to 1,000 servers. Solar panels, according to the Mohave Valley Daily News, have started arriving on site. A 717-acre solar field, dubbed The Hive, which will provide power to the 340-megawatt facility, is being built by Pegasus, in partnership with Plus Minus Power.

Pegasus said the director of economic development for Mohave County, Arizona, was instrumental in getting the project started on an accelerated timeline, which is one reason why it choose to locate in the county. Construction Dive was not able to reach Pegasus for further details.

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