Archives June 2019

Energy Storage Part 2: Do We Need Energy Storage?

The Need for Energy Storage Do we need storage? The simple answer is yes! But we must break down the different uses to determine how important energy storage really is. Here is a list of the most common uses: Utility Level- Mass storage to augment electrical supply at peak demand Commercial- Storage in conjunction with […]

Energy Storage Part 1: Types of Storage Systems

Why do we need energy storage? Our electrical energy used in our homes, businesses and factories is generated as we need it. If demand goes up Electrical Plants generate more electricity. But if the demand goes higher than currently available from local power plants electrical energy must be brought in via high voltage transmission lines […]

Lithium-Ion Battery Update for UPS Systems

Lithium-Ion Batteries are becoming more popular in UPS systems.  Originally they were tried in small UPS systems but now are also being used in larger data center UPS systems. Although the use of Lithion-Ion Batteries is becoming more popular for UPS systems,  lead-acid batteries are still dominant after being used successfully for years.   The […]

Protecting your Data Center, Hospital, and Industry from Weather, Fire and Other Natural Disasters!

Fire Storms: As I write this, California is on fire!  Thousands of people are currently at risk of losing their homes and businesses to the flames.  Fires are becoming more destructive and unpredictable. There are power outages throughout the area including local businesses, hospitals, and industry.  It will take days to get much of the power back […]