According to a recent publication on Datacenter Dynamics, current estimates are that by 2025 data centers will consume one fifth of all the electricity produced worldwide. Major builders of data centers are committing to building renewable power generation facilities along with their data centers, lessening the strain on the local utilities while also helping them to meet local, state, and federal requirements for renewable energy production.

This paper explores the short and long term ramifications the renewable power source has on the architecture of the power train in the data center.