Active Power: Flywheel Technology Order from Switzerland

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Active Power, manufacturer of continuous power and infrastructure solutions, has received a $10 million order from one of the leading power distributors in Switzerland, Net Powersafe, representing the company's largest single order to date in terms of dollar value. All UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems and related power infrastructure equipment will be deployed to support a new datacenter campus for a large enterprise customer located in Switzerland.

The order consists of 10 CleanSource 1000 kVA UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems, totaling nine megawatts of total rated UPS capacity. Active Power will also provide six Active Power GenSTART generator starting modules; six standby diesel engines rated at 3.15 MVA each; ancillary equipment; and services.

A majority of the equipment will ship during the course of the second and third quarters of 2012 and will be installed soon after delivery.

"Our CleanSource UPS technology is well suited for large scale datacenter environments as it maximizes the system's inherent benefits," said Martin Olsen, vice president and general manager, Global Sales and Business Development, for Active Power. "The system provides industry leading energy efficiencies and high availability in a demand scenario, but is also extremely power dense which resonates with end users who manage large IT environments."

"To put this into perspective, CleanSource UPS offers twice the power density compared to alternative systems," continued Olsen. "This frees up white floor space that the end user can dedicate to additional server equipment."

About Active Power

Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures continuous power solutions and critical backup power systems that enable datacenters and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Active Power solutions are intelligently efficient, inherently reliable and economically green, providing environmental benefits and energy and space efficiencies to customers' financial benefit. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, supporting the deployment of systems in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

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