Active Power Gets $1.0 Million Order From Liebert Corp.

December 04, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

Active Power Inc. (Austin, TX) announced that it has received an order from Liebert Corp. (Columbus, OH) for thirty-six 240kW CleanSource dc flywheel units valued at more than a million dollars.

The CleanSource dc is a compact, reliable, non-toxic replacement for lead-acid batteries used with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Accordiing to Active Power, 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.

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.

“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."