Battery technology firm ZincFive is set to deploy its nickel-zinc technology in an uninterruptible power system (UPS) for data centre firm Corscale.
Oregon-US-based ZincFive will deploy its BC Series UPS battery cabinets at Corscale’s Gainesville Crossing data center.
The ESS will be connected to MW class UPS systems to provide short duration backup power as a bridge to long-duration generator backup during utility power outages.
The goal is for Corscale to standardise the technology across its data center portfolio.
Nic Bustamante, SVP Data Center Development at Corscale, said: “Nickel-zinc battery energy storage solutions provide us with a better form factor, minimises our maintenance schedule, allows us to deploy pre-commissioned capacity faster, offers a lower total cost of ownership, eliminates thermal runway concerns, and is fully recyclable.
“When you look at the detrimental impact on the environment that lead, lithium, and cobalt pose end of life, you realise that nickel-zinc recyclability provides long-term benefits beyond the data center.”
Corscale will track emissions data from across its supply chain to better understand the benefits of using nickel-zinc technology on transportation fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.