NOTED CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCHER KIRSHEN JOINS BATTELLE

Dr. Paul Kirshen to specialize in integration of climate change adaptation solutions

Conducting consulting and research on climate change since 1988, Dr. Kirshen will apply his long-term experience and knowledge to the Battelle initiative to develop a climate change adaptation practice that will address the multidimensional impacts of climate change. This practice complements Battelle's extensive existing services in the mitigation of greenhouse gases. Dr. Kirshen is also an internationally recognized expert in integrated water resources management.

American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a leading energy technologies company, today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) to validate the economics of a full 10 megawatt (MW) class superconductor wind turbine. AMSC is separately developing full 10 MW-class wind turbine component and system designs. A CRADA allows the Federal government and industry partners to optimize their resources, share technical expertise in a protected environment and speed the commercialization of technologies.

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