Active Power has received an order from HP for two containerized continuous power systems which will be deployed to support the HP POD 240a at a data center facility in Texas. The two PowerHouse systems are part of a complete modular datacenter and infrastructure deployment and one of the most innovative and efficient IT solution packages available on the market today. Both systems will ship by the end of the year.

The two PowerHouse systems valued at nearly $2 million are each rated at 960 kW and will contain Active Power’s high efficiency flywheel based CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system; switchgear; and monitoring and controls software. These systems will provide power conditioning and protection to the HP POD 240a, the world’s most energy efficient modular data center, housing servers, storage, networking equipment, and other resources.

“The PowerHouse solution enables datacenter customers to support IT capacity at very high efficiencies which result in significant energy savings,” said Martin Olsen, vice president and general manager at Active Power. “We’re also able to deploy critical power infrastructure onsite in a matter of months compared to a conventional build which could take up to a year or more. This is due to the fact PowerHouse is factory built and tested prior to deployment to the site similar to the HP POD 240a.”