Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Active Power Receives 11 Megawatt Order for Flywheel System

By David Gross

Active Power (ACPW) recently announced that it has received an 11 Megawatt order for its CleanSource UPS from a leading search engine. The power system will begin shipping later this year to this "strategic customer", bringing its total installed base in this account's data centers to 36 MW.

In addition to being more environmentally friendly than battery backup, the company claims its flywheel system is seven times less likely to fail than battery-based UPS systems for data centers, which are manufactured by companies such as Eaton (ETN) and General Electric (GE).

Active Power will hold its quarterly earnings call next Tuesday, the 26th, at 11am.

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