Data Center Utility Project Selects StellarStellar Energy has begun work on a central utility plant for RagingWire Data Center's 150,000 ft2 data-center campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The RagingWire project marks Stellar Energy's fifth data center utility plant project in 12 months.

"Demand for our modular chiller solutions was strong [last] year, and we anticipate further market growth as data storage needs continue to expand. Modular solutions provide critical scalability, flexibility and product engineering advantages for clients to add dependable capacity as they need it, without any interruption to their critical facility operations," said Kurt Peninger, general manager and senior vice president, Stellar Energy Americas.

Stellar Energy's water-cooled ModUtility chiller plants are fabricated in the company's facility in Jacksonville, Fla. According to Stellar, the factory-build approach offers several benefits, including a shortened construction schedule, improved safety, lower capital and operating costs, 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 continuous performance for mission critical functions like data storage.