Data centers require a tremendous amount of battery bandwidth at all points of time. As we use lithium-ion batteries for our mobile phones, laptops and other devices, companies are also demanding UPS systems to integrate with lithium-ion batteries to accommodate more power and efficiency. Many companies, especially data centers are still using the traditional UPS systems that are optimized by Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries that are unable to address issues and challenges of the current modern data centers.
The battery power of a UPS system determines the uptime and ensures seamless IT infrastructure operations even during a power outage. Opting for the right battery for your data center can make all the difference by enabling your IT infrastructure to increase performance and simplify maintenance. It is also imperative to assess the risk exposure while choosing the right battery in UPS solutions by evaluating the needs of your current system and budget plan. Critical power back-up solutions have become possible due to the recent developments of batteries that are powerful enough to power up electric vehicles.
Let us discuss some of the major advantages of lithium-ion batteries in UPS solutions that are helping data centers to achieve sustainability and growth.
Reduced carbon footprint
If your data center is among those companies that value sustainability and eco-friendliness, then choosing the right battery for your company’s UPS solution must be your fore most priority. Compared to the traditional UPS, the modern lithium-ion based batteries take about 50-80% less floor space and weigh less. The simple design and modern technology of these batteries ensure more power and energy efficiency.
Lithium-ion batteries have improved life cycle that allows faster recharge and helps you reduce the costs by eliminating constant purchase of traditional UPS systems that are less reliable. As UPS batteries need to be recharged faster to optimum level, lithium-ion batteries can be the right solution as they require only 2 to 4 hours to powerup the system completely.
New developments in lithium-ion batteries are resulting in improved recycling capabilities as they can be used as energy storage systems that can highly reduce the pressure on grids and reduce the demand during peaks.
Even when the technology of lithium-ion batteries shows promising results, they are also available at reasonable prices and are convenient to purchase. We can also see a reduction in their prices falling to $132 per kilowatt-hour, making it easier for companies to invest in the batteries and power up their UPS solutions.
As the lithium-ion batteries are packaged with Battery Management System (BMS), there is a reduced risk of thermal events. The detection and mitigation of any inconsistency becomes easier and manageable with the help of BMS as it quickly cuts off the power if any issues are found.
Lithium-ion batteries have the potential to energize the future of modern data centers. They are safer, cost-efficient, and more reliable and these qualities make them super-efficient to accommodate even into a smaller space with better monitoring and maintenance.