American Superconductor: Products to Chinese customer

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American Superconductor Corporation, a leading energy technologies company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AMSC China start to ship products to Chinese customer directly. Till now, it has shipped more than 100 sets of core electrical components to Sinovel. These sets include a mix of PowerModule™ PM1000 converters and PowerModule™ PM3000W converters.

The first shipment from AMSC China represent that AMSC China has come to series production to meet the increasing China wind market. As one of AMSC’s manufacturing center, all products manufactured by AMSC China meet national and international quality standards, it has have passed ISO9001 and American Electric Standard, it also accepted by customer. According to its delivery plan, AMSC China will ship products to AMSC’s international customers.

AMSC’s core electrical components include the company’s proprietary PowerModule™ PM1000 and PowerModule™ PM3000W power converters and enable reliable, high-performance wind turbine operation by controlling power flows, regulating voltage, monitoring system performance and controlling the pitch of wind turbine blades to maximize efficiency. PowerModule™ PM1000 power converter was introduced to wind market in 2006. Introduced in late 2008, the PM3000W is a fully programmable, flexible and modular power converter developed specifically for wind turbines with power ratings up to 6 MW.

China’s wind industry continues to move forward at an aggressive pace through the global economic downturn. For meet the fast development of wind power, many local wind turbine manufacturers plan to enlarge their production scale. According to GWEC’s 2008 Global Installed Wind Power Capacity report, the increased installed wind power capacity is 6.3GW, the total capacity has reached 12.21GW.

Sinovel is the No. 1 in the increased wind power market in 2008. Sinovel was the 10th biggest wind turbine manufacturer in 2007.

Sinovel and AMSC WindtecTM first begin working in early 2006.

About Sinovel

Sinovel was founded in 9th Feb. 2006, its headquarter is in Beijing, and has factories in Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu and Gansu provinces. Sinovel is a high technology company engaging in the development, design, manufacturing and sales wind turbines. It is a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China wind market, and it is No. 1 in 2008 increased installed wind power capacity market.

About AMSC China

AMSC China was founded in 11th Sep, 2007. It focus on the production of PowerModule™ PM1000 and PowerModule™ PM3000W, and part components importing and testing. For meeting the fast development of China wind and power grid markets, AMSC China plans to introduce the production line of electric control system and D-VAR system.

AMSC is a leader in China alternative energy, offering licensed wind turbine designs and electrical systems to companies such as Sinovel Wind, Dongfang Steam Turbine Works, CSR-ZELRI, Shenyang Blower Works and XJ Group.

About American Superconductor

AMSC offers an array of proprietary technologies and solutions spanning the electric power infrastructure – from generation to delivery to end use. The company is a leader in alternative energy, providing proven, megawatt-scale wind turbine designs and electrical control systems. The company also offers a host of Smart Grid technologies for power grid operators that enhance the reliability, efficiency and capacity of the grid, and seamlessly integrate renewable energy sources into the power infrastructure. These include superconductor power cable systems, grid-level surge protectors and power electronics-based voltage stabilization systems. AMSC’s technologies are protected by a broad and deep intellectual property portfolio consisting of hundreds of patents and licenses worldwide. More information is available at

American Superconductor and design, Revolutionizing the Way the World Uses Electricity, AMSC, Powered by AMSC, D-VAR, dSVC, PowerModule, PQ-IVR, Secure Super Grids, Windtec and SuperGEAR are trademarks or registered trademarks of American Superconductor Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. The Windtec logo and design is a registered European Union Community Trademark.

Any statements in this release about future expectations, plans and prospects for the company, including our expectations regarding the future financial performance of the company and other statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will" and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include: uncertainties regarding the company's ability to obtain anticipated funding from corporate and government contracts, to successfully develop, manufacture and market commercial products, and to secure anticipated orders; the risk that a robust market may not develop for the company's products; the risk that strategic alliances and other contracts may be terminated; the risk that certain technologies utilized by the company will infringe intellectual property rights of others; and the competition encountered by the company. Reference is made to these and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's most recent quarterly or annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the company's views as of the date of this release. While the company anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause the company's views to change, the company specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the company's views as of any date subsequent to the date this press release is issued.

American Superconductor Corporation
Jason Fredette
Director of Investor & Media Relations
Tel. 978-842-3177

Source: American Superconductor Corporation

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