Profile: Active Power Inc (ACPW.O)
30 Sep 2016
Active Power, Inc., incorporated on March 29, 2000, designs, manufactures, sells and services flywheel-based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) products that use kinetic energy to provide short-term power as a cleaner alternative to electro-chemical battery-based energy storage. The Company also designs, manufactures, sells and services modular infrastructure solutions (MIS) that integrate critical power components into a pre-packaged, purpose built enclosure. Its UPS products and solutions are designed to deliver continuous conditioned power during short-term power disturbances and outages, such as voltage sags and surges, and to provide ride-through power in the event of a utility failure, supporting operations until utility power is restored or a longer term alternative power source, such as a diesel generator, is started. The Company provides its products and solutions to various industries, including transportation, data center, healthcare, entertainment, broadcast and industrial/manufacturing applications. The Company's MIS products include CleanSource PowerHouse and modular IT.
The Company integrates and builds modular IT infrastructure solutions to specification based on customer designs. It offers customer support services, including hardware and software maintenance, on all its products, and other professional services, such as assessment, implementation and lifecycle support for its customers' infrastructure projects. In addition, it offers services to its clients, including deployment; start-up and commissioning; service, support and monitoring; infrastructure needs assessment; vetting and validation; alignment with business objectives, and system design. The Company markets its flywheel-based UPS systems under the brand name CleanSource UPS rated at over 300 kilo-volt-ampere and 250 kilo-volt-ampere for 480 volt and 400 volt applications respectively. It offers CleanSource UPS products in power configurations ranging over 1.5 million volt ampere. Its CleanSource 750/625HD UPS is available in standalone modules rated at over 750 kilo-volt-ampere and 625 kilo-volt-ampere for 480 volt and 400 volt applications respectively.
The Company offers an Extended Runtime option on CleanSource HD UPS, which can provide customers over 30 minutes of additional UPS runtime. A secondary energy storage system, such as batteries or additional flywheel modules, supplements the primary flywheel and is available to those customers that require longer UPS autonomy. The Company packages its CleanSource UPS along with switchboards and automatic transfer switch; monitoring and control systems; fire detection; lighting; security, and air conditioning into an integrated system. It markets these components under the brand name CleanSource PowerHouse. CleanSource PowerHouse is used to support a range of applications, including facility expansion, temporary critical power needs, such as event support, disaster recovery or to support a containerized data center. The modular IT infrastructure solutions refer to the components of a containerized data center. The modular IT products include an outer shell and outfitting the interior of the enclosure with electrical, cooling and monitoring components.
The Company competes with Emerson/Liebert, Eaton/Powerware, APC/MGE, Piller, Eurodiesel, Hitec and Vycon.
Active Power Inc
2128 W Braker Ln Ste BK12
AUSTIN TX 78758-4163