Innovation Pipeline

Innovation Pipeline
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RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation’s “Black Hole Lab” has installed an innovative energy-efficient data center cooling solution developed by OptiCool Technologies, a company that recently graduated from RIT’s Clean Energy Incubator. The incubator is made possible by an initiative sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

In June, RG&E presented RIT with a commercial and industrial rebate program check totaling nearly $32,000 during a news conference.

The OptiCool Data Center Cooling Solution uses an oil-free, pumped refrigerant and a modular cooling-unit design that increases cooling capacity, decreases overall energy usage up to 95 percent and takes up significantly less floor space than traditional methods of cooling.

OptiCool Technologies joined the Clean Energy Incubator approximately two years ago. The company recently graduated from the incubator and is in a new facility in Webster.

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