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VYCON Awarded Project for 8 Megawatts of Kinetic Energy Storage for Large "Lights-Out" Data Center

LOS ANGELES – March 4, 2014 — VYCON (, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed kinetic energy storage systems, announced that its VDC-XE systems will provide eight megawatts of battery-free power protection to a large lights-out data center located in Texas. VYCON's kinetic energy storage systems were chosen due to their proven reliability, high power density and scalability.

At a lights-out data facility, technology is required that is extremely reliable, has zero or low maintenance, is highly efficient and is redundant with scalability to assure the highest level of uptime with minimal human intervention. Needing to accommodate these objectives as well as improve its carbon footprint, the data center will now be protected by multiple 750kVA , highly efficient, double-conversion uninterruptible power system (UPSs) modules paired with a total of eight megawatts of VYCON's VDC-XE scalable kinetic energy storage systems. By going battery-free, the data center will significantly reduce downtime, eliminate frequent battery maintenance / replacement and eliminate the need to add expensive cooling of the environment for batteries.

"We are seeing more and more data centers vastly increase their uptime and reduce costs by eliminating high maintenance batteries," said Frank DeLattre, president of VYCON. "As a lights-out facility, this customer needed a redundant and scalable power platform that was low in maintenance and extremely reliable. We've designed our kinetic energy storage systems to meet the scalable power requirements these types of high-availability data centers demand. With the elimination of mechanical bearings, our kinetic energy storage systems significantly improve system uptime and reduce on-going maintenance cost over a 20-year operating period."

Tested and compatible with all major brands of three-phase UPS systems and available from VYCON's channel partners including, ABB, Eaton (Powerware), Emerson Network Power (Liebert), Schneider Electric (APC/MGE), Mitsubishi, GE, Toshiba, Riello & Socomec, the VDC-XE is the ideal solution for protecting power-dependent applications ranging from 40kW to multi-megawatt installations. To lower total cost of ownership, the VDC-XE features a 20-year life without a major service interval. Presenting optimized power electronics for significantly improved power density, the kinetic energy storage systems replace traditional lead-acid backup batteries used with UPS systems. This battery-free approach provides users with a smarter, greener and more cost-effective power protection solution.

VYCON's innovative VDC-XE backup systems are energy-saving high-speed kinetic energy storage solutions that provide clean ride-through back up power that is fast, predictable and seamless. Providing a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than traditional battery-reliant UPS systems, data centers, hospitals, broadcast facilities and other mission-critical applications around the globe depend on VYCON's innovative kinetic energy storage systems to provide reliable and environmentally friendly on-demand power.

For more information on VYCON’s innovating green power solutions, contact VYCON at 562.282.5500or visit VYCON’s web site at:


Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., VYCON is an innovator in the design and manufacturing of technologically advanced kinetic energy storage systems that enable a highly reliable, cost-effective and “green” energy storage solution for a variety of applications. VYCON’s products are applied in the power quality markets to provide back-up power in mission-critical applications and in the energy re-cycling markets for capturing and regenerating energy in electric rail, crane and distributed generation applications.