CA: Vycon Awarded Project for 8 Megawatts of Kinetic Energy Storage for Large

Vycon announced that its VDC-XE systems will provide eight megawatts of battery-free power protection to a large lights-out data center located in Texas.  Vycon’s kinetic energy storage systems were chosen due to their proven reliability, high power density and scalability.

At a lights-out data facility, technology is required that is extremely reliable, has zero or low maintenance, is highly efficient and is redundant with scalability to assure the highest level of uptime with minimal human intervention. Needing to accommodate these objectives as well as improve its carbon footprint, the data center will now be protected by multiple 750kVA , highly efficient, double-conversion uninterruptible power system (UPSs) modules paired with a total of eight megawatts of VYCON’s VDC-XE scalable kinetic energy storage systems.  By going battery-free, the data center will significantly reduce downtime, eliminate frequent battery maintenance / replacement and eliminate the need to add expensive cooling of the environment for batteries.

“We are seeing more and more data centers vastly increase their uptime and reduce costs by eliminating high maintenance batteries,” said Frank DeLattre, president of Vycon.  “As a lights-out facility, this customer needed a redundant and scalable power platform that was low in maintenance and extremely reliable. We’ve designed our kinetic energy storage systems to meet the scalable power requirements these types of high-availability data centers demand.  With the elimination of mechanical bearings, our kinetic energy storage systems significantly improve system uptime and reduce on-going maintenance cost over a 20-year operating period.