Magnetek Signs Pact with Clipper Windpower

August 21, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Magnetek Inc. (Chatsworth, CA), a leading manufacturer of power conditioners for commercial fuel cells, has agreed to provide advanced power conditioners for Clipper Windpower Inc. (Carpinteria, CA). While specifics of the agreement have not been announced, both parties agree this will be a mutually beneficial relationship.

Magnetek's power conditioners will transform the fluctuating power produced by the wind turbine generators into the steady flow of ac power required to feed the utility grid. Clipper Windpower designs and manufactures utility-scale, wind turbine, drivetrain systems utilizing variable speed technology, D-GEN® drivetrain systems, which represent the latest innovation from Clipper. The D-GEN® drivetrain utilizes an innovative design incorporating multiple generators to reduce gearbox size and stress. The patented design is expected to revolutionize power transfer and control in large wind turbines.