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Active Power Receives Order from Blue Chip Manufacturer

Dépèche transmise le 23 mars 2009 par Business Wire

Active Power Receives Order from Blue Chip Manufacturer

Active Power Receives Order from Blue Chip Manufacturer

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Critical backup power systems manufacturer Active Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACPW) today announced an order from a blue chip manufacturer for nearly two megawatts of its CleanSource® UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems. The flywheel based UPS systems will provide power conditioning and protection against power sags, fluctuations and outages for the customer’s manufacturing facility located in the Northeastern U.S. The systems will ship in late first quarter 2009 with installation following soon after.

“Downtime due to power disturbances costs U.S. manufacturing companies hundreds of millions of dollars annually in lost productivity,” said Gary Rackow, vice president of Sales, Americas for Active Power. “Not only do these businesses face costly downtime, but they also must incur unplanned expenses to reset, service and sometimes even repair equipment damaged by a critical process interruption. Active Power’s flywheel technology is seven times less likely to fail than conventional double conversion UPS with batteries, making the system extremely predictable in a mission critical environment.”

With more than 2,000 flywheels shipped since 1992, Active Power’s critical backup power systems have accrued more than 50 million hours of field runtime. The system also provides up to twice the power in half the footprint and can operate to extended temperatures, reaching as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit – as compared to a conventional UPS system. As a result, this saves operators money in reduced floor space requirements and cooling costs.

About Active Power

Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) provides efficient, reliable and green critical power solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to enable business continuity in the event of power disturbances. Founded in 1992, Active Power’s flywheel-based UPS systems protect critical operations in data centers, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants, broadcast stations and governmental agencies in more than 40 countries. With expert power system engineers and worldwide services and support, Active Power ensures organizations have the power to perform. For more information, please visit www.activepower.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

Active Power, CleanSource and CoolAir are registered trademarks of Active Power, Inc. The Active Power logo and PowerHouse are trademarks of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

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