American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC) Ships Core Electrical Components Directly To China

AMSC has announced that its subsidiary AMSC China has begun to ship electrical core components directly to its Chinese customers, including Sinovel. AMSC has been working with Sinovel since 2006 to supply China’s growing wind energy market. To date, more than 100 sets of electrical core components have been shipped to Sinovel, including the following (from an AMSC press release):

AMSC’s core electrical components include the company’s proprietary PowerModule(TM: 63.772, -2.188, -3.32%) PM1000 and PowerModule(TM: 63.772, -2.188, -3.32%) PM3000W power converters and enable reliable, high-performance wind turbine operation by controlling power flows, regulating voltage, monitoring system performance and controlling the pitch of wind turbine blades to maximize efficiency. PowerModule(TM: 63.772, -2.188, -3.32%) PM1000 power converter was introduced to wind market in 2006. Introduced in late 2008, the PM3000W is a fully programmable, flexible and modular power converter developed specifically for wind turbines with power ratings up to 6 MW.

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