MALMÖ, SE. October 16, 2017.
Through a share swap, Comsys AB, the creator of ADF Power Tuning, has acquired Netpower Labs in order to become a full-service supplier for the next generation power grid. Netpower Lab’s CEO Stefan Lidström will continue as Product Manager within Comsys.
The acquisition of Netpower Labs, means that Comsys now will be able to offer a complete toolbox for system integrators to create the next generation power grid.
Marcus Löfgren, CEO of Comsys AB, explains why they made the move to acquire Netpower:
We saw a great fit in Netpower as we move into battery storage, EV, and solar applications. We were impressed with the breadth of development, as well as the quality of the products from Netpower. 380 V DC enables extreme power savings while eliminating many power quality issues such as unbalances and THD that we are commonly addressing with our current ADF technology.
Globally, Comsys sees immense potential in the area of energy savings - which Netpower Labs can facilitate. For Example, the data center industry is an extreme power cunsomer and growing constantly. It currently consumes 3% of global power*. With potential energy savings in the 15-30% range, it is extremely profitable to implemant 380 V DC in new projects, and there is also significanty less drain on resources and the environment. Data center power losses in particular are becoming a more urgent problem going forward. Data will cost significantly more, in terms of power, thus rerquiring efficient solutions.
“The power grid is changing fast, as renewables and EV-mobility are adapted at an exponential rate. The development puts great strain on the power infrastructure. The combined solutions of Comsys and Netpower Labs enable highly efficient solutions for microgrids, peak shaving, grid stabilization, as well as integrated solar, so called DC charging”, Marcus Löfgren says.
The telecom industry is also moving towards the next generation mobile netowrks, 5G. This shift will require new types of power feed where Netpower has ready solutions for base stations in buildings and blocks.
Stefan Lidström, CEO of Netpower Labs AB, why the chose to join Comsys:
“We saw a big opportunity in using Comsys’ network to reach out with our DC-current solution. DC power is in many circumstances simpler and more robust than AC power and 380 V DC can be used directly in today’s products for LED-lights, computers, battery storage, solar and EV chargers. Together with Comsys’ know-how in AC applications and their global partner network, we will be able to serve large commercial installations”, Stefan Lidström says
Comsys will use its global ADF Partner Network to offer Netpower’s DC solutions worldwide.
Comsys AB, creator of ADF Power Tuning, is a Swedish cleantech company specializing in power quality. Comsys is the market leader in active compensation of unwanted electrical quality problems that are being violated in wind and solar power, but also manufacturing, data centers, hospitals, ships, water treatment, etc. ADF Power Tuning products enable increased productivity, reduced operating costs and reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Comsys customers represent world-renowned brands and ADF installations are found today in about fifty countries around the world.
Labs Netpower Labs is a pioneer in 380 V DC applications with lengthy list of references built by a team of senior engineers from Ericsson and Telia. The product portfolio is designed for telecom and datacenters and offer market leading efficiency and carrier grade quality. Netpower Labs base technology is built around an extremely efficient SiC-based rectifier and its patented transformer integration.