Make the BIG switch to net zero emissions

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch focuses on electrifying the world with game-changing green technologies. Our products accelerate the switch toward net zero emissions. We provide The Switch electrical machines and high-power converters to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators (SIs).

Today, we have delivered over 20 GW of megawatt-class environmental energy technology to leading wind, marine and industrial customers throughout the world.

Now we are bringing PM motors to electric propulsion systems and revolutionary high-power converter designed for Marine DC distribution without compromises.

Join us on our mission to generate and use electricity cost efficiently and lower emissions

Latest news

  • Jukka-Pekka

    LUT awards Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen as one of its honorary doctorates

    On May 28, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) awarded 16 new honorary doctorates as part of its past doctoral conferment ceremony. Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, former President and CEO of Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, is named one of the Honorary Doctors of Technology. “I was very honored to receive this title,” says Jukka-Pekka. “It shows…

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  • ASME 2022

    “I didn’t know it existed!”

    Such was the exclamation from at least 4 different potential customers who visited our stand at ASME in Rotterdam from June 14–16, 2022. “I’ve been looking for such a solution for the past few years – but just couldn’t find anything,” said one, coming up to the stand to start discussing our solid-rotor technology with…

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  • Extending the power and speed capabilities of standard induction electric motors

    Markus Silventoinen The Switch solid-rotor technology extends the speed capabilities of standard induction electric motors, filling the existing gap for applications running below multi-megawatt powers. Typically, standard 2-pole induction motors reach speeds of 3,000–3,600 rpm and with a variable frequency drive (VFD), can reach speeds up to 4,500 rpm. In high-speed applications, a high-speed gearbox…

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  • Testing verifies safety of permanent magnet shaft generators

    Jussi Puranen Safety is one of the biggest worries for shipowners and operators unfamiliar with PM technology. They want to know they’re protected from fault currents even when the magnetic field cannot be switched off. We at Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch take all kinds of safety issues very seriously and have thoroughly examined…

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