Permanent performance for over 10 years
We have challenged the wind industry, first by making permanent magnet generators (PMG) and full-power converters (FPC) the preferred technology for wind turbines, and now by enabling the technology to be commercially available. Our product portfolio covers all wind power applications from 1 MW to 8 MW and higher, including direct-drive, medium-speed and high-speed PMGs. Our FPCs are designed to work with our PMGs as a fully optimized drive train package.
Permanent magnet generators
The Switch PMGs provide excellent availability and productivity. Their specially segmented structure creates a group of redundant generators capable of independent operation to meet the latest power quality and grid compatibility requirements.
The Switch full-power converters (FPC) have been designed specifically for wind power applications. They are optimized to work with a wide range of PMG concepts. Each converter series is built to best match specific wind conditions and the required turbine designs.
We are delivering our third-generation PMG and FPC packages with the broadest offering available. The Switch full-power converters are optimized to work with the entire range of PMG concepts. This ensures that you can effectively capture all power from highly variable sources of new energy.
Why PMG and FPC?
The majority of new wind turbine designs now coming to the market have all chosen permanent magnet technology.
Together, PMG and FPC simply lead to the lowest possible Levelized Cost of Energy and long-term permanent performance when analyzed from either a total life cycle cost efficiency angle or a reliability angle. That’s why we love PMG!
Lowering the cost of energy
Lowering your cost of energy or operations is quite easy. Simply lower overall capital investment costs, equipment lifetime operation and maintenance (O&M) costs, and fuel costs – while boosting the amount of energy generated.
This formula works even better with renewables – as the cost of wind, wave and tidal power, and solar is free! We are committed to improving annual energy production (AEP) and minimizing total life cycle costs (TLC), along with cutting back on operational costs.
Danish wind turbine manufacturer
A Danish turbine manufacturer chose our medium-speed PMG for its 8 MW flagship. The first turbine prototypes has been installed at the start of 2014.
The Switch has supplied over 6,000 liquid-cooled FPCs for Goldwind’s 1.5 MW wind turbines.
The Switch has provided ScanWind with third-generation drive train packages that combine a 4.25 MW PMG and FPC for use in offshore wind turbine development efforts.
The Switch has provided Dongfang with a second-generation drive train package that combines a 1.5 MW direct-drive, outer rotor permanent magnet generator with a full-power converter.
Germany-based PROKON placed another order for 100 direct-drive 3 MW PMG and FPC packages in autumn 2013.
Garuda Vaayu Shakthi Limited chose The Switch to be the supplier for 2 high-speed 700 kW PMG and FPC packages, which were commissioned in 2011 in India.
Doosan, South Korea
Doosan of Korea has been an important customer since 2009 for the 3 MW class, high-speed PMG product family from The Switch.
ATB Riva Calzoni SpA, Italy
Two sets of high-speed 500 kW drive train prototypes from The Switch were installed in Italy by ATB Riva Calzoni SpA.
Chongqing Haizhuang Windpower Equipment, China
Our first high-speed 5 MW drive train packages were installed in 2013 and are successfully operating for Chongqing Haizhuang Windpower Equipment’s offshore wind power project in China.
Taiyuan Heavy Industry, China
China-based Taiyuan Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (TYHI) selected The Switch PMG and FPC package for its 5 MW onshore wind turbine, which was successfully commissioned in March 2014.
Geoho Energy, China
The Switch has delivered 100 high-speed PMGs for Geoho Energy’s 2 MW turbines.