Digital Edge partners Donghwa ES to develop innovative energy storage technology for data center redundancy

Digital Edge partners Donghwa ES to develop innovative energy storage technology for data center redundancy
  • A future-proof alternative to conventional chargers was developed in partnership by both companies.
  • Established solutions for improved data center security, environmental sustainability

Digital Edge partners Donghwa ES to develop innovative energy storage technology for data center redundancy

Digital Edge ( Singapore ) Holdings Pte. A next-generation energy storage system developed by Donghwa ES, a South Korean-based engineer of next-generation energy solutions for hyperscale facilities, has been collaborated with Ltd., one of Asia’s fastest-growing data middle platforms, to create a system that redefines data center redundancy and conservation. The company stated in a statement that the Hybrid Super Capacitor Energy Storage System offers a viable alternative to conventional batteries and has the potential to transform data centre ancillary power generation for upcoming AI and hyperscale loads.

The data centre business today depends on lithium-ion batteries or lead-acid batteries for backup generators and Uninterruptible Power Supplies, the essential tools that enable operators to keep availability in the event of a strength failure to the grid. The data centre market is under increasing pressure to improve energy efficiency and decrease the firm’s carbon footprint as demand for higher energy density deployments rises, fueled by the rapid increase of AI and cloud providers.

Both businesses have collaborated to develop a future-proof alternative to traditional batteries in search of more dependable and responsible energy storage. They do so by combining Digital Edge’s data centre operations experience with Donghwa’s energy storage system engineering and design skills. The two organizations have collaborated to create the HSC Energy Storage System systems. Preliminary testing has been successful, and Digital Edge has confirmed its intention to use this technology in a number of newly constructed data centers.

In contrast to other systems, the HSC technology uses a hybrid power store technique that combines activated carbon from an electrical double-layer battery with coal from a lithium-ion power to create a option that lessens the bad electrode’s degeneration. The HSC’s ability to operate for a longer period of time, with the projected replacement cycle lasting nearly 15 years, or nearly 2.5 times more than additional battery products, is significant savings for the overall cost of ownership.

Critically, the HSC is designed to withstand many higher temperatures than conventional chargers up to 65°C, preventing users from saving energy by not needing to cool the products. This position makes the HSC well-suited to support energy-intensive AI and high power density deployments that necessitate difficult liquid cooling as well as help wider conservation initiatives across the data center industry to gradually raise operating temperatures and reduce carbon emissions.

Additionally, the HSC can be quickly recharged, allowing it to effectively deal with numerous consecutive power outages in a data center. In addition, it does not utilize metal oxide, meaning the risk of fire due to thermal runaway is fundamentally eliminated, thereby significantly reducing potential fire hazards.

According to Jay Park, chief construction and development officer for Digital Edge,” We want to be more than just a data center operator; we want to be a leader that continues to innovate and establish new standards that will elevate the entire industry.” Our customers value redundancy, so we set out to find ways to improve the technology that is currently at the heart of this. The HSC Energy Storage System, which we are proud to have developed in partnership with Donghwa, will help to improve the reliability and safety of the data center industry while also supporting our environmental goals, he said.

Meanwhile, Ji- Won Suh, CEO, Donghwa ES said,” Donghwa ES designs and manufactures next- generation energy storage systems and power solutions for hyperscale data centers. Power-intensive data centers are expanding rapidly as a result of AI’s rapid advancement. In the increasingly power-intensive data center industry, our goal is to guarantee complete protection from potential incidents caused by thermal runaway. We hope to establish a new energy storage system standard for the global data center industry through our partnership with Digital Edge. In particular, we intend to work together to install energy storage systems in the Asia-Pacific region, which is experiencing the fastest growth in the world, to create hyperscale data centers, he said.