Inside Active Power's PowerHouse

Here's a video tour of the PowerHouse, a 40-foot container from Active Power (ACPW) that houses a diesel generator, flywheel UPS and switchgear to support a data center container.

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.

For additional video, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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