Piller, the German innovator of mission critical uninterruptible power systems, has received recognition for its data centre energy technology at the Future Thinking Data Centre Congress held in Frankfurt, Germany. ‘Future thinking’ focuses on creating awareness for energy efficiency in data centres and is a large independent platform to network, develop ideas and exchange expertise. More than 40 entries were shortlisted for the award categories.
At the awards ceremony, Piller won the “DRCP 2019” award in the data centre energy category for its Powerbridge PB60+ energy store with the “1-0-1” concept (1 minute, zero battery, 1 MW), Piller’s latest innovation in standby power and one of the world’s largest, commercially available kinetic energy storage devices for UPS applications. The unit can provide 1MW of electrical power for over 60 seconds, with very low losses and minimal maintenance.
In response to the specific needs of scalable and high powered data centres, Piller’s technology allows operators and planners to adopt a new approach to securing power supplies in the data centres. The associated space-saving UPS system meets the highest requirements for power conditioning and energy storage in one unit.