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American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC), an energy technologies company based in Devens, Mass., has launched its proprietary PowerModule PM3000W power converter, a fully programmable, flexible and modular power converter developed specifically for wind power applications. This highly scalable solution is designed for rapid integration into a wide range of wind turbines with power ratings from 750 kW to 6 MW.

AMSC's PowerModule converters are power dense, scalable and programmable, allowing them to be customized for many electrical applications. Wind-specific PM3000W converters incorporate algorithms and external communication protocols to enable universal generator connectivity. The product has successfully passed extensive factory testing and rigorous field testing in operating wind farms, and the company has already booked pre-launch orders for more than 3,300 PM3000W converters.

"Our PM3000W converter was developed utilizing AMSC's unique combination of world-class wind turbine design and engineering expertise, wind turbine power electronics and wind farm-to-power grid interconnection solutions," says Timothy Poor, AMSC's vice president of global sales and business development. "The PM3000W is the world's first power converter building block developed specifically for bridging the needs of both wind turbine generators and grid connection."

The PM3000W converter utilizes state-of-the-art thermally and mechanically enhanced insulated gate bipolar transistors, and features wind power specific controls and interfaces, low-voltage ride-through support, ground-fault protection and mono-frame construction with slide mounts.

For more information, visit amsc.com/products/

SOURCE: American Superconductor

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