American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has announced that it has received a multi-million-dollar order for 100 sets of its wind turbine core electrical components from China's CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute Co., Ltd (CSR-ZELRI).
The company will use the components in 1.65MW wind turbines designed by
AMSC's wholly owned AMSC Windtec subsidiary. Under the terms of the
contract, AMSC expects to ship all of the core electrical components by
the end of calendar 2009. AMSC's core electrical components include the
company's proprietary PowerModule PM3000W power converter 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.