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Research Centre Modular UPS Installation – Delivering Resiliency During a Global Pandemic


Read this case study from SolarEdge Critical Power. It explores their work with a pharmaceutical company to protect its high value and sensitive research equipment along with critical experiment data at all times.

The Challenge

Astex Pharmaceuticals work in innovative drug discovery and development. They required a highly resilient UPS system for an IT system that would allow for future growth. It needed the equipment to be delivered and installed according to a specific schedule, despite COVID restrictions.

The Solution

SolarEdge Critical Power proposed a solution that provided the system the capacity to grow from 125kW up to 175kW with N+1 redundancy. In additon this solution does not require the need for any further investment in infrastructure or the need for the UPS system to be replaced with a larger one in the future.

The Outcome

SolarEdge supported the project throughout, applying resourcefulness to overcome challenges imposed by the pandemic such as travel restrictions, delays in international shipping and limitations to working on-site.

“We were happy to work with SolarEdge Critical Power on this key critical project. The product is very compact and offers us the redundancy we need with the ability to grow as future demands dictate. SolarEdge Critical Power were also engaged via a 24/7 service contract and we look forward to future projects”


Simon Brutnell, Facilities Director, Astex


Read more about this project and the outcome by reading the full case study available via the link found further down this page.



With today's accelerating demands for data and always-on communications, SolarEdge Critical Power has been powering data centres, computer rooms, medical facilities, control centres, laboratories, and production lines, all over the world, for over five decades.

SolarEdge Critical Power delivers both innovative UPS products and flexible and cost-effective maintenance and servicing for UPS systems.

SolarEdge Critical Power is a member of the SolarEdge family that includes the PV division – the world's no.1 solar inverter company; the e-mobility division – a leading innovator in powertrain solutions and the battery division which manufactures premium batteries and advanced Energy Storgae Systems.

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Published 29th March 2022