Global UPS Market will Reach USD 9,881.9 Million by 2025

A report by Transparency Market Research envisages the global UPS market to peg a CAGR of 7.5% between 2017 and 2025, for the market to become worth US$9,881.9 mn by the end of 2025 from US$5,201.9 mn in 2016.

Majorly fuelling the global UPS market is the increasing frequency of power fluctuations and growth in the number of data centers and cloud storage utilization capacity. Natural causes, short circuits as well as manmade outages are the some of the key factors for power fluctuations that can cause equipment degradation over a period or instantaneous loss of data stored on the equipment. This necessitates power backup, especially in emerging economies that do not have reliable energy infrastructure.

At present, expansion of wireless internet connectivity and the incessant penetration of smartphones have led to generation of massive volumes of data thus leading to the need for mega capacity data centers. Data centers require continuous power supply to protect operational data, IT equipment and to keep cooling systems running.

Emerging economies such as China and India have emerged as preferred destinations for setting up data centers due to the advantage of reliable infrastructure at low costs.  Global mobile service providers are constructing mega capacity data centers in these destinations to manage rapidly-increasing data traffic. As a result, Asia Pacific is emerging to be a key market for UPS for power backup needs of these establishments.

Lastly, advancements in UPS systems leading to the development of transformer-less UPS, lithium-ion technology and modular UPS are expected to positively influence the market’s growth.

Source: UPS Market (Application – Data Centre & Facility UPS, Industrial UPS, Marine UPS, Network, Server & Storage UPS, PC, and Workstation & Home UPS; kVA Range – Less than 5 kVA, 5.1-20 kVA , 20.1-60 kVA , 60.1-200 kVA , and Above 200 kVA ) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2025

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Videos: ABB expands the 480V Conceptpower DPA 500 with an optimized 300kW solution

ABB expands its UPS offering to include an optimized modular 300kW solution for mid-sized data centers, server rooms and other IT infrastructure applications. The DPA 500 480V UL UPS delivers a reduction in floor space to nearly 20 percent while providing a 225-kilowatt per meter squared power density. This compact 300kW system allows for three 100kW module sets within each UPS cabinet; up to four cabinets can be configured in parallel for up to 1.2MW of clean reliable power.

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Recommended reading: “ABB Review” with article about power protection with PCS120 MV UPS

2017 marks the introduction of ABB’s revolutionary ZISC technology – a next generation of medium voltage (MV) uninterruptible power supply(UPS) based on the PCS120 converter platform. The high-performance, flexible system expands ABB’s MV UPS Portfolio, supplying critical loadindustries with high-quality power, reliability and efficiency.

To find out more have a look at the 3/2017 ABB Review issue, page 47.

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Research news: Silicon anodes may help to improve lithium-ion battery capacity

Lithium ion batteries are widely used in mobile electronics and already have been deployed in data centers as part of Uninterruptible Power Supply systems as well.

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland introduced new technology to Li-ion batteries by replacing graphite used in anodes by silicon. Without using nanoparticles it is possible to quadruple anode capacity, the researchers say.

But the research is still at early stage. “We now have a good understanding of the material properties required in large-scale use of silicon in Li-ion batteries. However, the silicon we’ve been using is too expensive for commercial use, and that’s why we are now looking into the possibility of manufacturing a similar material from agricultural waste, for example from barley husk ash,” Professor Vesa-Pekka Lehto explains.

Source: | Electrochemically anodized porous silicon: Towards simple and affordable anode material for Li-ion batterie

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Out now: „Power“ magazine 04/2017

In this issue you will find not only the first editorial by Lara Cortinovis, new Global Product Group Manager Power Protection.

It also offers many exciting success stories: For example, ABB has just commissioned an advanced shore-to-ship power supply for vessels in the Nansha terminal in Guangzhou Port, China.

Also in China, ABB has provided a PCS100 AVC-40 active voltage conditioner for a leading dairy company to make sure their manufacturing process keeps running as smooth as milk.

And on the island of Malta, the new building of the Central Bank houses a data center as well. This includes a „cold aisle“ – an airflow configuration that conserves energy and lowers cooling costs. To ensure a continuous flow of clean power to the data center, ABB’s partner, VSS, installed two DPA UPScale 120 UPSs, each equipped with six slide-in power modules.

Read more in our new edition of Power magazine»

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Data center power trends: Demand for smart UPS systems is on the rise

The global data center power market is expected to reach USD 10.77 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research.

One of the main drivers is Uninterrupted Power Supply. UPS is the backbone of data centers and are significantly deployed for the smooth working of servers and other networking devices. As a result, the UPS product segment dominated the global data center power market in 2016.

Additionally, most data centers use the smart UPS system, battery monitoring devices, and intelligent power distribution systems in a bid to reduce the PUE ratio. The increasing penetration of these new devices is further expected to boost the demand for UPS over the forecast period.

Further key findings from the report:

  • The global data center power market is expected to witness a CAGR exceeding 6% from 2017 to 2025, owing to the increasing trend towards reducing the PUE ratio for better energy management in data centers.
  • The UPS segment accounted for the largest share in 2016, which is accredited to the increasing demand for energy in data centers along with increasing penetration of co-location data centers globally.
  • The increasing penetration of IoT connectivity and the integration of artificial intelligence are expected to favorably impact the data centers market, thereby driving the demand for data center power systems over the coming years.
  • North America accounted for over 35% of the overall revenue share in 2016 and is also expected to dominate the market over the forecast period, owing to the increasing number of data centers in the U.S.


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