Construction on the $1-billion, privately financed data center is expected to begin in New Britain, Connecticut next year.
he park will be powered by the world’s largest indoor fuel cell installation.
Initially, the project will generate approximately 44MW of energy while taking up 45,000 square feet in a currently empty industrial building on the Stanley Black & Decker site.
According to Governor Dannel P. Malloy, this project will pair clean energy with significant potential for high-speed data processing and storage.
“This is the circumstance where we can celebrate both a forward thinking, looking energy strategy with a forward looking economic development strategy,” said Gov. Malloy.
The data center will sell cloud storage space and is expected to attract many IT companies.
It has been labeled a game changer by New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart.
Stewart says: “Comparing what Stanley Black and Decker was, compared to what it will be with this project, is the most incredible juxtaposition at redefining your past and creating a brand new future."