The power hungry nature of data centers makes them prime candidates for energy-efficient and green backup power solutions.
“Over time, each VYCON VDC flywheel system deployed saves users over $200,000 when compared to using valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries, making VYCON’s VDC system a financially attractive solution.”
Reliability, efficiency, cooling issues, space constraints, reoccurring battery costs and environmental issues are the prime drivers for implementing flywheel energy storage.
While the VDC system can work alongside batteries to absorb short duration power disturbances protecting the batteries from premature wear, many data center managers have eliminated batteries altogether in order to increase computing density and significantly reduce cooling costs. Moreover, the lifetime investment in the VDC energy storage system is much lower than that of batteries. Over time, each VYCON VDC flywheel system deployed saves users over $200,000 when compared to using valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries, making VYCON’s VDC system a financially attractive solution. Having your UPS paired with VYCON flywheels for instantaneous backup power is a smart and cost-efficient decision.
Highly efficient kinetic energy storage provides consistent and dependable energy for critical power systems
The VDC flywheel energy storage systems hold kinetic energy in the form of a rotating mass, and convert this energy to electric power through patented technology within the flywheel system. Our unique technology includes a high-speed motor generator, active magnetic bearings that are used to levitate and sustain the rotor during operation, and a superior control system that can provide information on system performance. These innovative technologies enable the VYCON flywheel to charge and discharge at high rates for countless cycles making conventional technologies like batteries obsolete.
This technology is ideal for a variety of applications as a battery-free UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) solution, including data centers, healthcare facilities, broadcast stations and other mission-critical operations that require up to 30 to 40 seconds of backup power.