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"outdoor temperatures in Phoenix can reach as high as 115 degrees"
LOL, the record temperature in Phoenix is 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius). We usually get high yearly temps in the 116-118 range one or two days each year, normally in June. The new TSMC facility is in north Phoenix at a marginally higher elevation (roughly 1500 ft above mean sea level, as compared to 1100 ft in downtown Phoenix) and far enough out that it may escape the urban heat island effect a little --- so maybe 115 is about right for that site.
A large multi-story building shouldn't be too bad, especially if they can justify the investment to put photovoltaics on the roof (unless there's tax credits, they probably can't) or if they've done a good job with insulation & reflective windows & keeping the room/side colors light.I'm wondering how much money TSMC is going to spend on cooling at the Arizona fab in the future.
I wonder if TSM will use that super white heat reflective coating?
Silver is best, not white. Bare aluminum panels. Topped with solar panels one would hope. There are also some desert facilities that have been experimenting with chilling water at night for circulation as cooling during the day.I wonder if TSM will use that super white heat reflective coating?