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Dallas, TX, United States, 2012/03/27 - New GPS 4827 and GPS 2436 enable telecom, wireless, cable broadband and satellite service providers to shrink utility bills and reduce cooling requirements while lowering capital expenditures (NYSE: GE). NYSE: GE
GE Energy is launching its new GPS 4827 and GPS 2436 telecom energy systems with power electronics energy efficiency approaching 97 percent and flexible equipment leasing options. Designed to accelerate energy efficiency upgrades across mid-size central offices, mobile switching centers, internet datacenters and other communications facilities, the new Galaxy Power System™ (GPS) DC power plants help carriers cost-effectively achieve their sustainability objectives through Total Efficiency™ technology. The new GPS systems are estimated to save more than a billion kilowatt hours annually by reducing power loss and cooling requirements 50 to 70 percent.
“GE Energy’s GPS DC power plant continues to lead the DC Energy Systems segment based on its reliability, output capacity, energy efficiency and ease of operation,” said Jeff Schnitzer, president of GE Energy’s Power Electronics business. “These new GPS DC power plants enable our customers to simplify the operations and maintenance of their installed base, while also lowering power and cooling expenses.”
Equipment leasing financial options available through GE Capital ensure communications providers can optimize their CAPEX budget while in many cases funding the monthly lease payment from the utility savings achieved by upgrading legacy DC power plants. A Cost of Power™ calculator demonstrates how Total Efficiency investments may deliver one to two year return on investment payback periods.
The GE Energy GPS 4827 provides up to 1800 Amps of 48Vdc output while the GPS 2436 provides up to 2400 Amps of 24Vdc power. The integrated, multi-cabinet configurations are managed by the user-friendly Galaxy Millennium® II controller. The new GPS energy systems utilize the same Infinity TE series rectifiers used in other GE Energy cell site and outside plant cabinet products to simplify and lower the cost of deployment, operations, maintenance and spare parts.
Pricing and Availability
GE Energy Galaxy Power Systems are approved for deployment with contract pricing at AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, FairPoint, Frontier, Verizon and other service providers. Ready-to-ship configurations of the GPS power plants, with associated services and training, can be rapidly deployed within weeks. For more information please visit ge.com/powerelectronics or call 877-546-3243 or +1 972 244 WATT.
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