Inside Active Power's PowerHouse

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Active Power (ACPW) continues to advance the merits of flywheels in data center uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The company recently released a white paper featuring third-party tests showing that its flywheels were more energy-efficient at lower power loads than competing battery-based systems. Active Power is also working closely with HP on data center expansion projects combining the HP POD container with its PowerHouse, Active Power’s container that houses a diesel generator, flywheel UPS and switchgear. In this demo from last month’s HP Technology Forum in Las Vegas, Active Power’s Martin Olsen provides a tour of the PowerHouse. This video runs about 7 minutes.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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