VYCON Lands 8 Megawatt Flywheel Deal

A data center in Texas has chosen VYCON’s flywheel systems to provide eight megawatts of battery-free power protection. Flywheels will protect the facility against costly and damaging power outages.

Since the facility is lights-out, it was seeking a solution with low maintenance and minimal human intervention. The data center will now be protected by multiple 750kVA double-conversion uninterruptible power system (UPSs) modules paired with a total of eight megawatts of VYCON’s VDC-XE kinetic energy storage systems.

“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.”

VYCON is tested and compatible with all major brands of three-phase UPS systems and available from channel partners including ABB, Eaton (Powerware), Emerson Network Power (Liebert) Schneider Electric (APC/MGE) and more. VDC-XE is the protects power-dependent applications ranging from 40kW to multi-megawatt installations.

The company says it provides a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than traditional battery-reliant UPS systems, data centers, hospitals, broadcast facilities and other mission-critical applications around the globe depend on VYCON’s innovative kinetic energy storage systems to provide reliable and environmentally friendly on-demand power.

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Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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