AMSC wins new order from Inox Wind for 100 MW wind turbine electrical control system

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AMSC wins new order from Inox Wind for 100 MW wind turbine electrical control system

Greentech Lead America: AMSC, a provider of wind and grid
solutions, has won a follow-on order from Inox Wind, part of India’s Inox Group
of Companies, for 50 of AMSC’s electrical control systems (ECS) for Inox’s 2
megawatt (MW) wind turbines.

Inox develops wind turbines  for the Indian market. The turbines
have been designed with consideration for Indian site conditions and low cost
of operation and maintenance.

This is the fourth volume order that AMSC has received
from Inox in the past two years. The ECS are being utilized in Inox’s 2 MW
doubly-fed induction turbines, which were designed by and licensed from AMSC in
2009.

“We were amongst the first manufacturers to begin
producing 2 MW turbines locally in volumes and have quickly established a
leadership position in the market,” said Devansh Jain, director of Inox Wind.
“This position is strengthened by our vertical approach, which includes
best-in-class manufacturing as well as project development. We look forward to
continuing our growth with AMSC at our side.”

AMSC expects to ship the ECS systems to Inox in 2012.

AMSC’s ECS are an integrated, high-performance suite of
power electronics systems that include the wind turbine power converter
cabinet, internal power supply and various controls. Together, these systems
enable reliable, high-performance operation by controlling power flows,
regulating voltage, monitoring system performance, controlling the pitch of
wind turbine blades and the yaw of the turbines to maximize efficiency.

“Already the third largest wind power market in the
world, India is supporting renewables in a significant way. In fact, the
country recently introduced generation-based incentives for wind power, which
incentivize project developers to select turbines that lower their levelized
cost of energy and maximize their power output,” said Daniel P. McGahn,
president and CEO, AMSC.

“This policy is sure to benefit a fully integrated
player like Inox, who is committed to providing high-quality, competitively
priced wind turbines with exceptional performance and reliability,” McGahn
added.

Wind turbine components market to grow at 11.3% CAGR during
2011-2015

Recently TechNavio predicted the wind turbine components
market in Americas, the EMEA and APAC regions is expected to grow at a CAGR of
11.3 percent over the period 2011-2015. Key vendors dominating this market
space include Vestas Wind Systems, Sinovel Wind Group, GE Energy, and Xinjiang
Goldwind Science & Technology.

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