Active Power Flywheel Technology Selected to Protect Advanced Data Center

Flywheel developer receives $1 million order for 36 240kW units.

Published: 30-Nov-2000

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2000--Active Power, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACPW), of Austin, TX, a developer and manufacturer of battery-free power quality solutions, today announced it has received an order for thirty-six 240 kilowatt (kW) CleanSource(TM) DC flywheel units valued at more than $1 million from Liebert Corporation of Columbus, OH., a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR).

The CleanSource DC is a compact, reliable, non-toxic replacement for lead-acid batteries used with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The combination of CleanSource DC energy storage units and Liebert's UPS systems will provide a key customer with a power protection solution for one of its advanced data center facilities. Delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2001.

"The CleanSource DC solution is ideal because it can increase revenue-generating floor space in Internet hosting facilities while providing highly reliable back-up protection," said Joe Pinkerton, CEO and founder of Active Power ( "We are equally excited about Liebert's commitment and support for Active Power's battery-free technology in the Internet data center market."

Six CleanSource DC flywheel units will be integrated with each of six 750kVA Liebert UPS systems to provide redundant energy storage that will back-up an advanced colocation facility. This configuration, when installed, will be an industry-leading, double N+1 redundant, battery-free power protection solution.

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