Devens, Mass.-based AMSC has received an approximately $40 million order for wind turbine electrical control systems (ECS) from Inox Wind Ltd., part of the Inox Group of India.
According to AMSC, the ECS is an integrated power electronics system, which includes the wind turbine power converter cabinet, internal power supply and various controls. Together, these systems serve as the ‘brains’ of the wind turbine and enable reliable, high-performance operation by controlling power flows, regulating voltage, monitoring system performance, controlling the pitch of the wind turbine blades and the yaw of the turbines to maximize efficiency.
According to AMSC, the vast majority of the order will be shipped by the end of fiscal year 2015.
‘Over the next quarters, we expect to maintain the growth that we have achieved so far, while we expand our manufacturing capacities in preparation for achieving greater market share,’ says Devansh Jain, director of Inox Wind Ltd. ‘We continue to have a very strong relationship with AMSC. By using AMSC's sophisticated technology and design, we produce wind turbines with a highly competitive cost of energy.’