Onsite electric power provider Active Power receives $6mn in orders

24 March 2010 -- Austin, Texas-based Active Power received nearly $6 million in orders representing more than 4.5 MW of backup power supplied through a containerized power and cooling infrastructure to benefit datacenter applications. 

Three orders have shipped. The remainder are scheduled to ship later this year.

Active Power said that according to BroadGroup Consulting, datacenter containerization is becoming more mainstream and generally accepted in the industry due to its space savings, rapid deployment and lower capital costs.

Active Power said all orders came from the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Customers represent a variety of industries including defense, telecommunications, petrochemical, education and information technology. Half of the new PowerHouse orders will provide power and cooling architecture for containerized datacenter deployments with two being deployed in conjunction with Active Power’s strategic IT partners.

PowerHouse integrates Active Power’s flywheel-based CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply), switchgear, generator and monitoring software.

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