Active Power adds markets and geographies with new flywheel installations
As countries and businesses adapted to the impact of COVID-19 Active Power responded rapidly to US, European and Asian market demand with timely delivery, installation and commissioning of sustainable Cleansource flywheel clean energy technology. In some months of 2020 and 2021 Active Power was installing a Cleansource solution somewhere in the world at a rate of almost one per day.
Today as world economies spring back and activity ramps up Active Power is responding to demand for clean energy power solutions to help customers meet continuing pandemic challenges and the ongoing climate crisis.
Jack Pearce, CEO, Active Power Inc. said: “Figures for 2020 and 2021 show Active Power was able to adjust quickly to cope with the immediate shock of the Covid Pandemic. Despite the disruptions we were able to meet customer demand. But our customers know that Active Power’s focus is not simply on meeting short-term needs. Even while coping with the immediacy of the pandemic in countries and markets across the world we saw climate change considerations gain momentum throughout 2020 and further gather pace this year. This is driving demand for carbon free, environmentally friendly power systems. Governments, public sector and commercial organizations recognize the role power system infrastructure can play in cutting the carbon cost of power delivery and back up. For our customers continuous operations means using Cleansource flywheel technology for immediate power back up and as a clean energy solution as part of their long-term climate strategy.”
The growing number of installations of Cleansource flywheel technologies across a diverse range of industries and applications in more geographies is helping companies transition to net zero operations.
For decades the power chains in energy intensive users in the industrial, IT and healthcare sectors have relied on kinetic solutions for back up reliability and efficiency. Today a growing number of markets such as finance, hospitality, broadcast and retail are also benefitting from the low and no carbon power back up delivered by Cleansource flywheels.
Companies are accelerating moves to carbon net zero operations. For businesses of all types this means evaluating the entire carbon cost of power infrastructure from the raw materials used, to manufacturing processes, whole of life operation and eventual disposal or recycling.
Ranging in power ratings from of 225kW to 2.4MW in a single unit Active Power Cleansource flywheel kinetic energy power systems are chemical free, battery free solutions.
Cleansource flywheels deliver sustainable, carbon free delivery of back-up power to the world’s critical industries.
About Active Power
Active Power designs and manufactures battery-free flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and energy storage products for mission-critical power applications worldwide from its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Austin TX. The company was founded in 1996 and became public in 2001(NASDAQ). In November 2016 the business was acquired by the German Piller Power systems group. Today, US customers are served via Austin TX and internationally via the Piller global network of subsidiaries and service centers. Piller is a division of the UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc
Piller was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1909 by engineer Anton Piller. Employing around 1000 people worldwide, Piller is headquartered in Osterode, near Hanover, Germany, with subsidiaries across Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Piller occupies a unique position, being the only company to produce both types of electrically coupled UPS technologies and with kinetic energy storage or battery options. The company also manufactures aircraft ground power units, 50/60Hz frequency converters, static transfer switches and specialist marine generators. With more than 7000 kinetic energy storage devices and over 6000 high power UPS units installed, Piller has more than 300 service personnel taking care of clients across 24 countries. The Piller group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multi-disciplined global UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings Plc. In 2016, Piller acquired Active Power Inc., the flywheel energy storage specialist.