Wyoming Hyperscale to utilise nickel-zinc UPS batteries for backup power

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ZincFive, the world leader in nickel-zinc battery-based solutions for data centres, has announced that its BC-Series UPS Battery Cabinets have been specified by sustainable data centre developer Wyoming Hyperscale White Box, which plans to commission its first development site in Aspen, Wyoming, later this year.  

The data centre will be the first of its kind to utilise sustainable nickel-zinc battery-based uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) as its sole source of backup energy storage, complementing its commitment to minimising its environmental footprint. 

Wyoming Hyperscale is seeking to build sustainably operated data centres around the world, providing greater access to data, with less waste and greater energy efficiency. Their Aspen Mountain Hyperscale Data Center Project will manage 30MW of critical IT load in its first phase and will be the first geothermal coupled hyperscale data centre in Wyoming.  

Steps being taken by the data centre to minimise its environmental footprint include liquid cooling with zero water use, the use of renewable power and heat, and now, the utilisation of highly sustainable nickel-zinc batteries. 

“This project will showcase to the world cutting-edge technologies that can take data centre sustainability to new heights,” said Wyoming Hyperscale founder Trenton Thornock. “We are excited to take advantage of the environmental benefits provided by ZincFive’s sustainable battery solution, as well as their benefits in terms of performance, reliability and exceptional safety.” 

ZincFive BC-Series UPS Battery Cabinets are the first nickel-zinc battery energy storage solution with backward and forward compatibility with megawatt-class UPS inverters. Nickel-zinc technology offers a smaller footprint, minimal maintenance requirements, no thermal runaway, and the higher reliability demanded for mission-critical data centres. A third-party expert analysis has validated that ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries have a significantly lower end-to-end climate impact than lead-acid and lithium batteries. 

“As the importance of sustainability in data centre backup battery systems continues to grow as a requirement, Wyoming Hyperscale is leading the way by incorporating nickel-zinc batteries into their sustainability strategy,” said ZincFive CEO and co-founder Tim Hysell. “Our shared commitment to reducing carbon footprint and operating costs, without sacrificing safety or performance, is what makes our solution a great fit for all future and current data centres.” 

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