The Switch Launches Next-Generation FPC


The Switch, a provider of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power, has launched its next-generation full-power converter (FPC) series.

The new converter eliminates wind turbine downtime, allowing turbines to continually produce energy for the grid, according to the company.

The new FPC is the result of a research and development effort undertaken to meet the evolving needs of major players in the global wind power industry.

Recent tests show that the FPC is fully compliant with the strictest grid code requirements and fault ride-through standards, including those set by the International Electrotechnical Commission.

The Switch's software solutions enable tight communication and coordination between the FPC and wind turbine control systems, according to the company. The converter tracks commands from the turbine controller and transfers everything it measures to the turbine control system for processing.

SOURCE: The Switch

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