All telecommunications systems rely on central switching centers to route traffic in from remote sites and relay it on to the final destinations. This critical infrastructure must be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the introduction of modern hardware the power requirements of these locations is increasing by 15% or more annually. Lithium-Ion batteries provide an energy dense backup energy storage solution.
Many switch centers were constructed over the past 20-30 years and are restricted to the space available for all their operational hardware. As energy demands increase, so do the energy backup requirements. Lithium-Ion batteries provide nearly double the energy density of lead acid batteries traditionally used in these applications.
Lithium-Ion batteries are the critical pillar in a fossil fuel-free economy and their uses in electric vehicles and stationary energy storage have grown exponentially in recent years, due to technological advances and significant price declines. This is making Lithium-Ion batteries a cost-effective solution for energy storage and backup.
Emergency and backup power are integral to the reliable operation of mission-critical systems and facilities, including telecom infrastructure and data centers. Diesel Generators have traditionally been used to provide emergency backup. Clean Decarbonization and Electrification efforts are leading to Lithium-Ion Batteries becoming a viable alternative to Diesel Generators.
Mobile switching centers sites can require multiple hours of backup power. Lithium-Ion batteries are more energy dense, meaning they can provide more runtime in a smaller space than their alternatives. This allows operators to store more energy for use during power outages at remote cell sites in the same footprint they currently have.
Unlike Diesel Generators, when batteries are not used for backup, they can double up as Battery energy storage systems (BESS) that help address the imbalances of the grid, generally coming from excess or deficits between the production of electricity and consumption in real time.
Green Cubes can design and manufacture custom batteries to meet the exacting requirements of emergency power backup (to replace Diesel Generators) and serve as BESS. Green Cubes Battery Backup Units (BBUs) can also be used as potential building blocks of a BESS. Green Cubes Lithium-Ion Systems provide the following benefits over Diesel Generators:
Green Cubes is a great company, great engineers, great product. That’s been kind of my number one go to [lithium] battery.
The thing I like about Green Cubes is that they have other lines of business outside of material handling batteries, they have been in the lithium world for a long time. I can trust they will likely stay in business
Green Cubes [differentiates] on its capability to custom design for things like the hardware, the firmware, and inverters. They also have economies of scale because they make battery systems for things like forklifts.
I am doing some work with them right now. We’re learning their products, and looking at demos. They have good people. They seem like they know the technology well – they say they’re a technology company. I like that they’ve been in the lithium business a long time. I can trust they will likely stay in business.
Green Cubes Technology would be my go-to for lithium applications.
I’ve told my friends at Green Cubes, I don’t plan on going anywhere. I believe in loyalty.