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November 11, 2010

$5 Million Powerhouse Orders Awarded Tto Green Solutions Provider Active Power



Active Power, which is known for its green power solutions enabling the enterprises maintain business continuity during the times of power disruptions, received $5 Million order for its PowerHouse solution, a modular continuous critical infrastructure system.

In a press release, Active Power informed that these orders were made in conjunction with one of Active Power's strategic IT partners and will support containerized datacenter applications for the end users.

The company further said that all systems will ship prior to the end of this year. While one of the customers anticipates that the solutions will be up and running operational by year's end, another anticipates that the installation will be completed by early 2011.

The first order is for one PowerHouse system which will be deployed for a branch of the U.S. military, Active Power officials divulged.  The system will contain Active Power's high efficiency CleanSource (News - Alert) UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system; switchgear; and monitoring and controls software. The containerized datacenter and its associated PowerHouse system will support command, control and communication systems onsite.

The second order is for two PowerHouse systems both containing a diesel generator, CleanSource UPS systems, switchgear, and monitoring and controls software. This order requires the company to provide two containerized generators in addition to the above mentioned equipment. These complete continuous power systems, according to Active Power, will provide power conditioning and protection for a containerized datacenter. Owned by a leading telecommunication provider, the server container will offer managed hosting services for a variety of organizations.

“The preassembled and pretested datacenter and its associated power and cooling infrastructure continues to become more mainstream, particularly among large IT and server OEM companies. It all comes down to a much lower total cost of ownership with this modular approach versus the component by component build out of a monolithic datacenter,” said Martin Olsen, vice president of Active Power, in a statement.

“A self contained datacenter with a highly efficient, reliable power infrastructure system that can be rapidly deployed to anywhere in the world -- all made from preconfigured manufactured components -- makes for a compelling offering, These two PowerHouse orders substantiate the tangible benefits Active Power is able to offer to mission critical datacenter operators,” Olsen added.

It will be worthwhile to mention here that in the end of last month, Active Power announced results for its third quarter ended Sept. 30. The company announced that it had achieved the first quarterly net profit in Active Power's 18-year history, recording a net profit of $55,000 during the third quarter of 2010.


Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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