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Storing renewable energy - an innovative solution 
for Italy’s biggest data centre campus (Italy)

Running on 100% renewable energy, this data centre makes the best use of space with the least impact on the environment.

The Challenge

Aruba S.p.A. wanted to create the largest data center campus in Italy, which would outperform the market in terms of reliability and performance, while also optimizing the use of renewable energy and making the best use of space.

The Solution

Aruba S.p.A. made use of an existing hydroelectric dam and a new photovoltaic plant at Ponte San Pietro in Northern Italy to provide the electricity to run the center, and teamed up with Hitachi company ‘FIAMM Energy Technology’ to create a space-efficient solution for storing the renewable energy generated.

FIAMM Energy Technology’s FLB battery blocks, which have a long shelf-life and are maintenance free, can be installed in cabinets or racks to create compact battery layouts, creating a modular structure that guarantees the best use of space as well as straightforward future expansion.

The Result

Together, FIAMM Energy Technology and Aruba have created a novel solution to power Italy’s largest data centre using only renewable energy, enabling the local communities to enjoy all the benefits of a connected lifestyle and the comfort of knowing they aren’t impacting the environment.

About Aruba S.p.A.

Aruba S.p.A. is the leading company in Italy for data centers, web hosting, email, certified email (PEC) and domain registration services. It operates in the key European markets including France, the UK and Germany and is also the market leader in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with an established presence in Poland and Hungary.

The company has experience in the management of data centers, and manages over 2 million domains, more than 7 million email accounts and around 5 million customers.

All of Aruba’s data centers run on 100% renewable energy

About FIAMM Energy Technology

FIAMM Energy Technology is part of the Hitachi group and a multinational company who produce and distribute batteries and accumulators for industrial uses.

For over 70 years the company has been focusing on innovation and experience to ensure the continuity of energy in various applications with quality and cutting-edge products.

  • Release Date: March 2018
  • SOLUTIONS BY: FIAMM Energy Technology
  • Solutions By: Aruba