Northern Power Systems Corp. (Northern) has been an innovator in power systems for over 40 years. The company has an installed base of just under 800 wind turbines which have logged about 18 million run time hours in the field. Grid-connected turbines under service monitoring have consistently demonstrated availability at over 98%. Northern has turbines that have withstood hurricanes, typhoons other severe weather conditions in the Caribbean and along the Alaskan coast proving the durability of the design and manufacturing of the turbines.
Northern’s wind power capabilities center around its patented permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) technology, the utility scale version of which was recently acquired by WEG (Bovespa: WEGE3 / OTC: WEGZY). Northern continues to combine its ultra-reliable PMDD technology with its patented power systems capabilities and best-in-class tower and rotor design to manufacture some of the most reliable and productive wind turbines available to commercial community-scale wind power applications. In addition to complete installation and commissioning services and life-cycle service offerings, Northern recently added easy and affordable financing options and operations and maintenance service offerings to make on-site power generation a reality for more farms, business owners, municipalities, and schools, than ever before.
Power conversion and control technology are a core competence at Northern, and the company’s patented FlexPhaseTM power converter platform is the basis of many of its field-installed power systems. In recent years, as battery and energy storage technology has advanced, Northern’s patented converter architecture and advanced controls technology have been leveraged in integrated onsite energy storage systems (ESS). In addition to making its proprietary technologies available to ESS integrators, Northern uses its engineering expertise and field service capabilities to design, implement, and service fully integrated ESS solutions for developers and end users alike.
Northern has developed over 85 patents and patent applications, a portion of which it now licenses and shares with its Utility scale partner, WEG. Northern’s US headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Barre, VT, with key operations in Massachusetts, USA, Zurich, Switzerland and Bari, Italy.