- Published: 11 June 2008 11 June 2008
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has announced that it has received a US$ 450 million order from Beijing-based Sinovel Wind Corporation Limited for core electrical components for 1.5MW wind turbines.
The contract calls for shipments to begin in January 2009 and increase in amount year-over-year through the contract's completion in December 2011. AMSC's wind turbine electrical systems and core electrical components include the company's proprietary PowerModule power converters. They 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 maximise efficiency.