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Active Power to Deploy Critical Backup Power System to One of the Largest Collocation Data Centers in China

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AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of continuous power and infrastructure solutions, will deploy its high efficiency CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system at one of the largest collocation data center facilities in China later this year.

The new, state-of-the-art modular data center is owned by a Beijing based IT services provider and located in eastern China. The 1000 kVA UPS system shipped in May 2012 and will be installed later this year. Once deployed, the UPS will provide full power conditioning and protection to the facility's mission critical server loads against all types of power disturbances.

"This project in China reflects the government's continued investment in the cloud computing market," said Martin Olsen, vice president, Global Sales, at Active Power. "With leading energy and space efficiencies and high reliability, CleanSource UPS is uniquely positioned to leverage this ongoing trend and enable organizations in China to achieve these forward thinking, highly efficient cloud computing infrastructure designs."

China is anticipated to invest more than $300 billion into the country's IT market over the next five years with a significant portion dedicated to its cloud computing sector, according to IDC. In fact, the cloud computing market is anticipated to increase 30 percent in 2012.(1 )

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.

(1)IDC, "Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) 2011-2015 Cloud Services Forecast," June 2011

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