in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

The Switch has announced that it is applying its wind energy permanent-magnet generator technology to the marine and shipbuilding sector.

Combining The Switch's permanent magnet and frequency converter technology, the company says it has launched next-generation drive trains for energy-efficient power generation and propulsion of merchant vessels.

"Soaring fuel prices, global overcapacity and lower profit margins are forcing shipbuilders to rethink conventional power configurations. This has opened the way for advanced technologies that are revolutionizing the way ships generate and use energy for the good of the environment," says Jukka-Pekka Makinen, president and CEO President of The Switch.



Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Are Fitch Ratings' Claims About Wind Farm Underperformance Unfounded?

A recent report from Fitch Ratings suggests that wind farms underperform due to an overestimation of wind resources, but AWS Truepower says the analysis misses the mark.


SunEdison Buying First Wind In $2.4 Billion Deal

Global solar company SunEdison and its yeildco have announced an agreement to buy the Boston-based developer, a major player in the U.S. wind industry.


U.S., China Reach Ambitious Climate Change Accord

The agreement between the global superpowers leans heavily on the deployment of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.


What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry

Both chambers of Congress are now under Republican control for the first time since 2006. How will wind energy fare?


GE Blade Crashes At Mehoopany Wind Farm In Pennsylvania

The turbine manufacturer says the Nov. 2 incident is "isolated and unrelated" when compared to earlier blade issues.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
BG 2015DblBox_id2032
Renewable NRG_id1934