17.02.06

17.2.2006: Meldung: Active Power, In. : Receives 6 MW Order from Eaton Powerware

Active Power Receives 6 MW Order from Eaton Powerware
Wednesday February 15, 6:45 am ET
Compact Flywheel System to Protect U.S. Data Center

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 15 -- Active Power, Inc. today announced an order from Eaton Powerware for twelve 500 kW DC flywheel systems. These units will ship in the first half of 2006 and be used to upgrade the power infrastructure of an existing data center in the United States.


Active Power"s DC flywheel products offer customers several advantages over traditional battery-based systems including lower total cost, higher reliability, smaller footprint, temperature insensitivity, longer life and lower maintenance. Due to its extremely small footprint, the DC flywheel allows existing data centers to take advantage of high-density servers and dedicate more floor space to computing. Providing 500 kW in just 14 square feet, Active Power"s DC flywheel is well over four times more power dense than a typical battery installation.

"This order certainly highlights a trend we are seeing in the data center world," said Jim Clishem, President and COO of Active Power. "Power requirements are increasing exponentially, and the data centers built during the late 90"s simply aren"t equipped to handle it. Our flywheel-based solutions allow for growth without absorbing valuable raised floor space. This 6 MW order, along with the 11 MW order we received late last month, represent more flywheel units than we shipped in any quarter last year."

About Active Power:

Active Power, Inc. (http://www.activepower.com) designs, manufactures and markets battery-free power quality products that provide the consistent, reliable electric power required by today"s digital economy. An ISO 9001- registered company, Active Power is the first to commercialize a flywheel energy storage system, CleanSource®, that provides a highly reliable, low- cost and non-toxic replacement for lead-acid batteries used in conventional power quality installations. Active Power has also recently developed a new battery-free extended runtime product line (CoolAir(TM)) based on its proprietary thermal and compressed air storage technology. For more information visit http://www.activepower.com, e-mail info@activepower.com or call toll free 877-BUYACPW (289-2279).

Active Power Contacts:
Michael Chibib, Investors, 512.744.9453, mchibib@activepower.com
Derek Jones, Corporate Communications, 512.744.9210,
djones@activepower.com


Source: Active Power, Inc.
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