Austin, Texas-based Active Power was awarded the 2007 Product Design Innovation of the Year by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for its CleanSource UPS system. The IET Innovation in Engineering Awards recognizes products, technologies, and processes that lead the way in engineering innovation.

"Active Power is honored to receive IET's 2007 Product Design of the Year Award for our CleanSource UPS system," says Jim Murphy, vice president for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific for Active Power. "This prestigious award edifies those qualities inherent in Active Power's flywheel based UPS system — extremely high energy efficiency, reliability and the fact it's economically green. All of these attributes provide real tangible and financial benefits to mission critical operations around the world."