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28 May 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

Henrik Stiesdal, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Wind Power will use his seminar at CWIEME Berlin to reveal how permanent magnet generators (PMGs) can be used in an affordable way to increase the durability of wind turbines.  It's a well-known principle of engineering that the more components in a mechanism, the more likely it is […]

11 February 2016 Business & Finance, Technology

GE Power Conversion has manufactured the first serial Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) at GE Renewable’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, which is to be installed in the company's Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine in Denmark. The 6-MW PMG is one of the world’s largest generators ever built. Its direct drive system has no mechanical gearbox coupled to the […]

18 March 2014 Technology

YASKAWA Electric Corporation, a global manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots, has announced that it will be the sole supplier of The Switch megawatt-class permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (PMG) advanced drive train packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications to the Japanese market. The Switch products will be […]

1 July 2013 Grid Connection, Technology

Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are very popular in high-rise buildings as well as industrial sites and other facilities where they produce heat and power at a reasonable cost. CHP systems can save as much as 40% energy compared with traditional ways of producing electricity and heat separately. How can you save even more? […]

24 May 2013

The debate still continues about which drive train is the best for a wind turbine.  "The Switch didn’t invent the permanent magnet generator (PMG), but we are making it commercially available. I could write a long list of benefits on why PMG, like higher annual energy production and lower maintenance requirements," said Jussi Vanhanen, Director, […]

4 March 2013

The Switch, a Finland-based supplier of permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (FPC) packages, announced today that its first 5 MW high-speed drive trains installed in the field in China for CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd (HZ Windpower), a Chinese wind power equipment manufacturer, are now successfully operating. The turbines operate continuously […]

7 December 2011

They say that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. And for The Switch, this holds true. They’ve created every bit of their present success by working closely with their customers, shaping the industry by making permanent magnet generators the technology of choice in the wind power industry and then cutting […]