Inside Active Power's PowerHouse

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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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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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