Polargy holds itself accountable for achieving successful outcomes for airflow containment projects and ROI is the best measure of that. The payback periods for these projects are typically less than two years. In the case of Pixar Animation (see Case Study Video) they deployed cold aisle containment and achieved an impressive four month ROI. Key drivers of ROI are the utility rate, current PUE, the changes to the cooling settings as a result of the airflow improvement measures, and utility incentives.
Many utility companies are trying to reduce existing demand and are actively seeking ways to make their current customers more efficient. To achieve those goals power utilities provide incentive rebates for the implementation of qualifying energy saving projects and the implementation of data center airflow improvement measures typically qualify. Each utility has different rules and monitoring requirements that need to be followed to assure that the projects will receive rebates. Polargy works with your utility rebate program to process the application, develop a measurement and validation plan, and conduct the pre and post installation baseline measurements.
Polargy completed three cold aisle containment projects for Verizon that enjoyed utility rebates. The total rebates for those projects amounted to $303,000, or 31% of the total project costs. Those rebates brought the payback period down from 21 months to 15 months.
Polargy can take the utility rebate as partial payment for the airflow project. This unique financing approach reduces your capital outlay and puts the risk of the rebate amount onto Polargy, guaranteeing a successful outcome.