AUSTIN, Texas, August 1, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) — Active Power, Inc. announced receipt of a new order from Caterpillar Inc. for four 1200 kVA flywheel uninterruptible power supply (“UPS”) systems and two 300 kVA UPS systems. The units will be used to protect the state-of-the- art high speed printing operation of a large communications company in the Southeast United States. Shipment is expected to take place within the next two quarters.
Active Power has now received orders for 17 of its megawatt-class flywheel UPS systems since the product’s introduction.
“This is our largest megawatt-class UPS order to date and offers conclusive proof that our high power UPS initiative is gaining strength,” said Joe Pinkerton, CEO and Chairman of Active Power. “With its lightning storms and hurricanes, the outage profile of the Southeast U.S. can push conventional backup systems beyond their limits, but this is just the type of environment where our battery-free systems shine. We are beginning to see results from our efforts in a broad range of opportunities for this product in healthcare, data center and industrial applications. This installation also highlights the significant upfront work our OEM partner Caterpillar has been doing over the past several quarters.”
About Active Power [ www.activepower.com ]
Active Power, Inc. 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 (CoolAirâ„-) based on its proprietary thermal and compressed air storage technology.