Magnetek Gets First Order for E-Force Liquid Cooled Wind Inverters

Magnetek Inc. has received an initial production order valued at nearly US $1.5 million for its newly designed utility-scale E-Foce liquid cooled wind inverter. Delivery of the inverters is scheduled to be completed by the end of June, 2010, the end of the company’s fiscal year.

Based on Magnetek’s E-Force air cooled inverter technology platform, the product regulates and transforms DC power generated by wind turbines or photovoltaic systems into utility-grade AC power, which is distributed to the power transmission grid. E-Force inverters offer peak efficiencies when operating at full power and provide less current distortion by using high-frequency switching technology engineered by Magnetek, the company said.

The E-Force liquid cooled inverter is ideal for sealed structure applications such as near shore wind turbines or wind turbines installed in corrosive environments, as well as locations where sustained operation at elevated ambient temperatures is required.

“Leveraging our air cooled E-Force inverter platform, this new technology provides our customers with proven inverter performance and reliability for applications requiring advanced liquid cooled thermal management,” said Brad Taylor, vice president and general manager of Magnetek’s energy systems business. “This liquid cooled inverter technology will also be available in our utility-scale E-Force solar inverters, ideal for installation in solar power electrical equipment rooms and high ambient temperature solar power applications.” 

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