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US data centre provider Switch taps Tesla battery storage for surplus solar power

US data centre firm Switch and private equity company Capital Dynamics have begun work on three solar and battery storage facilities in Nevada.

The three phases are part of the previously announced Gigawatt 1 project, which combined with an existing phase will provide 555 MW of solar power and 500 MWh of battery storage.


Spacewalking astronauts install lithium-ion batteries on ISS

Astronauts performed their second spacewalk in under a week to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station.

Commander Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken ventured out to tackle the big batteries.

For every two outdated batteries coming out, a new and improved one goes in to supply power to the station on the night side of Earth.


Dispelling the doubts on Li-Ion UPS battery storage

Data centre managers still have their misgivings over the practicalities of demand-side response and energy storage. Riello UPS’s Leo Craig argues the perceived risks are far outweighed by the potential rewards and claims its time operators learn to take advantage of the benefits of lithium-ion UPS battery storage. Reports reveal that more than three-quarters (77%)… Read More


Huawei announces ground-breaking graphene-assisted Li-on battery

Huawei has announced a significant breakthrough in heat-resistant, long-life Lithium Ion (Li-on) battery technology, with a new prototype that can remain functional at environmental conditions up to 60°C (10°C higher than previously attained in Li-on research), with the promise of notably extended battery life for IoT-based field packs. The global telecommunications and networking company, based… Read More


White paper: Disaster Recovery in Virtualised Environments

In today’s always-on, information-driven organizations, business continuity depends completely on IT infrastructures that are up and running 24/7. The costs of downtime are huge and data loss can put a company out of business. Data loss is not only caused by natural disasters, power outages, hardware failure and user errors, but more and more by… Read More



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