Active Power's Backup System Achieves New Run Time

August 31, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Active Power Inc. (Austin, TX), a developer of battery-free, power quality products, announced that it has operated a prototype of its battery-free energy storage system at 10 kW for over two hours, a feat the company expects to help position the product for the telecommunications segment.

"The runtime of this prototype system is already 60 times that of our flywheel product, and yet offers the same battery-free benefits," said Joe Pinkerton, chairman and chief executive of Active Power. "A battery-free system that provides hours of backup time will allow Active Power to pursue the $4 billion telecommunications backup power market."

The company expects to begin shipping alpha units of the power system to customers starting the fourth quarter.