ABB introduces innovative nickel-zinc battery for leading data center UPS solution

ABB has introduced nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries to its MegaFlex family of high-power, high-density UPS solutions for data centers and critical power applications. The batteries, supplied by ZincFive, offer a safe, resilient and sustainable energy storage alternative to conventional chemistries.

As a technology leader in electrification and data center power technology, ABB’s early adoption of NiZn technology supports the company’s sustainability agenda, which aims to enable a low-carbon society and preserve resources for a net-zero future. The recyclability and lower carbon footprint of nickel and zinc offer significant sustainability advantages.

Sébastien Surply, Head of Power Protection, ABB Electrification, said: “Sustainable sourcing is a priority for data centers and for ABB. Our partnership with ZincFive and the speed we have deployed NiZn technology shows our dedication to rolling out essential energy systems that lower the climate impact of data centers. Innovation is a major factor in our continuing growth in this demanding segment.”

The addition of ZincFive’s NiZn battery technology is another first for MegaFlex. MegaFlex was the first product to meet the ABB EcoSolutions program’s transparency and circularity requirements, combining an independently verified EPD with information about the product’s environmental performance across its complete life cycle. MegaFlex continues to set the standard with system efficiency of up to 97.4 percent.

ABB‘s MegaFlex global UPS platform provides power availability up to 1.6 MW UL and 2.0 MW IEC. MegaFlex solutions integrating ZincFive’s NiZn batteries are designed for mission-critical computing environments such as data centers for colocation, cloud hosting, hyperscale and AI-powered data centers.

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