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Active Power Receives Multimillion Dollar Order for Leading Internet Search Firm
Nearly 11 Megawatts of Total Rated UPS Capacity to Be Deployed at Data Center Facility

Dec 12, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) --Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems and modular infrastructure solutions, received a multimillion dollar purchase order for its CleanSource® UPS systems. These systems are slated for deployment at a data center owned by one of the world's leading internet search firms.

The nearly 11 megawatts of total rated UPS capacity will be shipped later this month to the end user's data center facility in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

"The combined benefits of our power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership (TCO) are unmatched in the market," said Martin Olsen, vice president, Global Sales, at Active Power. "CleanSource UPS delivers significant TCO savings to the customer's bottom line, provides energy efficiencies of up to 98 percent at full load, and is proven seven times less likely to fail versus legacy solutions1. Put simply, we are enabling global innovators like this end user to achieve their most forward thinking data center designs."

1 Active Power Whitepaper #103, 'Reliability Assessment of Integrated Flywheel UPS versus Double-Conversion UPS with Batteries,' March 2008.

About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures continuous power solutions and critical backup power systems that enable data centers and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Active Power solutions are intelligently efficient, inherently reliable, and economically green, providing environmental benefits and energy and space efficiencies to customers' financial benefit. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, supporting the deployment of systems in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

Active Power and CleanSource are registered trademarks of Active Power, Inc. The Active Power logo and PowerHouse are trademarks of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.