Schneider Electric Announces Lithium-ion Battery Options for Its 3-Phase UPS Solutions
Technology improvements and lower cost accelerating adoption by the data center industry
Andover, Mass., March 3, 2016 – Today, Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, announced that it will support the use of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries as an alternative to Valve Regulated Sealed Lead-Acid (VRLA) batteries for many of its three-phase
uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs).
Schneider Electric is helping customers address some of the key challenges they face with using
“While VRLAs remain the dominant UPS energy storage technology due to their low cost and high reliability, lithium-ion is becoming a more attractive option for a growing set of customers,” said Pedro Robredo, Vice President of Secure Power Systems, Schneider Electric. “While the initial cost remains higher than comparable VRLA, the price gap has reduced significantly in the last few years. Based on the application, Li-ion solutions can offer a projected Total Cost of Ownership savings from 10 percent to 40 percent over their design life.”