Eltek Valere Tackles Power Use

Eltek Valere, provider of DC power systems for telecom and industrial markets, kicks off green strategy with High-Efficiency DC Power Systems

February 4, 2008

2 Min Read

LONDON -- Every day billions of people rely on their broadband connections and telephones to stay in touch with the world. But the networks supporting modern telecommunications services consume more than 1 % of the global energy usage in their quest to keep you connected, totaling 160 billion kWh or the CO2 emissions of 33 million cars. Eltek Valere, the worlds leading provider of DC power systems to telecom and industrial markets, now kicks of the company’s new green strategy by introducing High-Efficiency DC Power Systems. These systems reduce the operator’s energy bill by 4-8 % cutting the power loss by 50 -66 %, compared to today’s state-of-the art AC-to-DC conversion technology.

Eltek Valere estimates that the 160 billion kWh needed to maintain global telecommunications operations cause emissions of more than 98 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. Between 60% and 70% of that electricity is used to power the network, meaning that the electricity must flow through an AC-to-DC power system. The fist product in Eltek Valere’s new green line, the Flatpack2 HE rectifier, offers 96 % efficiency in comparison to the industry standard of between 88-90 %. Eltek Valere already offers 92 % efficiency, the highest in the industry. This increased level of efficiency can save the environment of approximately 3 - 6 million tons of CO2 emissions or the equivalent of between 1 and 2 million cars (depending on whether they are already using Eltek Valere equipment). In addition the telecom operators save millions of pounds in operating costs annually.

“This is an important day for Eltek Valere, the Flatpack2 HE is a bold first step of many as Eltek Valere develops new products that meet the needs of the environment along with the economic demands of our customers,” said CEO and President of Eltek Valere Morten Angelil. “This product has reinforced Eltek Valere’s technology leadership in the industry, and it has enabled the start of a green revolution in DC power systems.”

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