APC by Schneider Electric, a systems provider of data centre power and cooling solutions, has announced a next generation full cell that offer emission-free electricity for backing up data centre facilities.
APC’s next generation FCXR, which produces emission free electrical backup power using air and stored hydrogen, is available in 10 kW increments up to 30 kW contained in a single 19-inch rack. Generating electricity through the combination of hydrogen and air, the system’s only by product is heat and water.
The system was developed in collaboration with Hydrogenics Corporation, the new FCXR is designed to be deployed with APC’s InfraStruXure data centre infrastructure solution. InfraStruXure offers an integrated power, cooling, environmental monitoring and management solution.
“APC’s next generation fuel cell backup product represents one of the first commercial uses of fuel cell technology for data center environments,” said John DiPippo, senior vice president, APC Data Center Solutions, Software and Services. “The next generation FCXR incorporates key improvements based on the successful commercial trials of our earlier fuel cell solution deployed during the past two years. We believe APC’s new fuel cell product provides the right combination of power capacity and innovative hydrogen-based technology to meet market demand.” The FCXR will be available in select regions in the fourth quarter of 2008.