March 25, 2013
Stellar Energy Continues to Grow Data Center Portfolio, Begins Three New Projects

Stellar Energy, a global provider of energy solutions, continues to grow its data center cooling business with the start of three new U.S.-based projects this quarter.  The confidential clients will each utilize Stellar Energy's ModUtility® Chiller Plants to keep environments at optimum temperatures for data storage.  "There's strong demand for our modular chiller solutions which are designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce overhead load," said Kurt Peninger, Senior Vice President, Stellar Energy Americas.  "The modular solutions are also scalable and flexible so clients add capacity as they need it, and when their budget allows." 

Stellar Energy's water-cooled ModUtility® Chiller Plants are fabricated in the company's state-of-the-art fabrication facility in Jacksonville, Florida.  The factory build approach offers several benefits, including a shortened construction schedule, improved safety, lower capital and operating costs, better construction quality control and reduced project risk. The modules utilize environmentally friendly non-ozone depleting refrigerant.  Built-in redundancy and factory built and tested design ensures 24/7 performance for mission critical functions like data storage. 

With more than 20 years experience, Stellar Energy has delivered nearly 1 million tons of refrigeration (TRs) of chilled water plant solutions worldwide. In addition to the ModUtility® Chiller Plant, Stellar Energy's capabilities include: 

  • Free Cooling: Stellar Energy's best practice solutions for Data Centers includes customized heat exchangers for free cooling. The environmentally sustainable and economical free cooling method saves energy through reduced chiller loading.
  • CHP/Cogeneration: Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, can be an efficient way for Data Centers to reduce energy costs and boost thermal energy supplies.
  • Redundancy & Back-up: Stellar Energy's solutions are built with redundancies to ensure reliability for mission-critical functions like data center storage. The company's electrical systems utilize emergency power and thermal energy storage systems are an option for back-up chilling. 
  • Modular Electrical: Modular electrical rooms are a smart power option for Data Centers, offering all the scalability and flexibility of modular chiller plants. 

About Stellar Energy

Stellar Energy is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, installation and operation of a range of energy systems. The company’s experience spans more than 20 years across the globe, with offices in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. For more information, visit, find the company on LinkedIn or follow Stellar Energy on Twitter @Stellar_Energy.