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Active Power Announces 11MW Flywheel Deal

An Active Power PowerHouse unit providing containerized power infrastructure for a modular data center.

Active Power has received a multimillion dollar purchase order for its flywheel-based CleanSource UPS systems. The systems, which total nearly 11 megawatts of UPS capacity, are slated for deployment at a data center owned by “one of the world’s leading internet search firms.” Read More

Schneider, ETAP Team to Simulate Power Changes

Schneider Electric and analytical engineering firm ETAP announced a new advanced electrical power analysis and simulation solution module for data centers, which provides data center operators with added power system intelligence. Read More

Diesel: The Lifeblood of the Recovery Effort

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The importance of diesel backup generators in the post-Sandy economy is hard to overstate. In the wake of the storm, diesel is the lifeblood of the New York-area data center industry and much of lower Manhattan, where generators are currently providing virtually all the area’s electricity. Read More

Ocean Energy: Eaton To Help Develop Utility-Scale Underwater Power For Navy

There have been a number of data center projects hoping to tap power from tidal energy or surface waves, but none have advanced very far. Now a leading player in data center power is participating in a  promising project to make ocean power a reality. Eaton announced the development of an underwater, utility-scale energy generation system for the U.S. Navy. Read More

Koomey: Data Center Energy Use is Moderating

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The rate of growth in the electricity used by data centers slowed substantially from 2005 to 2010, improving upon worst-case scenarios predicted in a 2007 report to Congress, according to data center energy expert Jonathan Koomey. Read More

The Truth about Dual Power Feeds

One of the basic requests for a data center will be to have a dual feed environment. Today’s providers often offer “dual feed” power supplies – but does that really mean two independent power feeds? A new white paper from Data Foundry explores this question. Read More

AT&T to Install More Bloom Boxes

Are fuel cells powered by natural gas, like these Bloom Energy Servers, the future of emergency backup power? (Image: Bloom Energy)

Bloom Energy continues to gain traction for its fuel cell technology with major data center operators. AT&T said today that it will purchase an additional 9.6 megawatts of fuel cell capacity, which will make it Bloom Energy’s largest non-utility customer. Read More

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