Emerson Network Power has announced that its Chloride 80-NET Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) has been added to the Carbon Trust's Energy Technology Product List (ETPL). The list is a register of the most energy efficient products available, that, under the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme, allows businesses to write off the whole cost of the equipment against taxable profits in the year of purchase. The value of the allowance effectively equates to a 26 per cent discount on the Chloride 80-NET's cost and is a significant up-front incentive for investment in energy efficiency.
"The Chloride 80-NET is the staple product for high-efficiency data centre AC power protection. It now comes with big new financial benefits in applications where 200 kVA or more up to 1.6 MVA of power protection is needed," explained Rob Tanzer, technical support manager for the Chloride AC Power business of Emerson Network Power in the United Kingdom. "The Chloride 80-NET is the original ultra-efficient double conversion UPS for protecting mission critical IT. This is therefore an extremely significant addition to the list and a rare extension of positive environmental incentives for UK business."
The 80-NET range of UPS is typically used in energy intensive data centre applications where the very highest level of AC power protection is required. The ECA scheme provides an immediate, first year saving on Corporation Tax following the purchase of the product, significantly mitigating the capital costs that can represent a barrier to achieving ongoing green savings.
"The business case for efficiency is already focused on cutting capital cost. The electrical characteristics of the Chloride 80-NET typically enable the electrical specification of the generator and switchgear associated with it to be cut by 20 percent, making efficient secure power much cheaper," added Tanzer.
"This characteristic, of drawing power at unity input power factor also enables it to pass on 20 percent more of the electrical current that it is fed by the mains as 'active' power meaning that you can support 20 percent more racks from a given mains input. The proposition we're making already provides the ultimate in capital and energy efficiency but the ECA makes the business case for achieving efficiencies even more persuasive."