We dare to say that Northern Norway has an optimal climate for DC due to the fact that the region has:
-    Fairly warm winters and cold summers due to the Gulf stream. 
-    No extreme temperatures. 
-    Most hours in the “optimal temperature zone”. 
This gives perfect conditions for DC operation. 

Such conditions will give a low PUE and a lower CAPEX for your DC.

 

 

Average temperatures in Europe
European citiesAverage degrees CAverage degrees F
Tromsø2.236.0
Narvik2.636.7
Reykjavik4.740.5
Mo i Rana541.0
Helsinki5.141.2
Oslo6.343.3
Stockholm7.044.6
Copenhagen8.447.1
Frankfurt am Main10.050.0
London11.152.0

Source: climate-data.org

 

The next graph shows the hourly temperature distribution for Narvik and LuleĆ„ for a ten-year period (2009 – 2018). As can be seen, Narvik does not have many hours with “extreme” temperatures, but where most hours may be found to be in a more optimal temperature zone.

In addition, we would argue that there is a low natural hazard risk. The region is not exposed to extreme natural occurrences such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or tornadoes.