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Northern Power Systems achieves CEI certification in Italy

First foreign turbine manufacturer to meet required Italian technical standard Zurich, Switzerland, June 28, 2013 — Northern Power Systems AG (www.northernpower.com), a next-generation wind turbine technology company and leading manufacturer of permanent magnet direct-drive wind turbines, announced today that it has achieved full CEI 0-21 certification released from TUV Rheinland for the Italian market. Based in Vermont, USA, with European headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, the Company is the first foreign wind turbine manufacturer to achieve this certification. CEI 0-21 is a technical reference rule which […]

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Northern Power 100 turbine powers innovative microgrid in Hawaii

Wind turbine opens opportunities for off-grid farmers Barre, VT USA (5 June 2013) – Several farmers in North Kohala, Hawaii, are now benefitting from an innovative off-grid water-pumping system powered by a Northern Power NPS 100 wind turbine. Like many others in remote locations and island communities, North Kohala farmers have been searching for an alternative to using polluting, expensive diesel fuel to generate electricity. This microgrid project, known as SkyGrid Energy, marks the growing trend of turning to affordable, clean, renewable wind energy as […]

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Northern Power Systems turbines weather the challenge of hurricane-speed winds

One Million Run Hours; Zero Failures BARRE, VT, USA (May 20, 2013) – With turbines operating in extreme wind regimes such as the Caribbean and northern Scotland, Northern Power Systems today announced that its fleet of gearless turbines that experience hurricane-speed winds has achieved 1 million run time hours, all without incident. That is equivalent to a cumulative 114 years of continuous, safe, high-performance operation. Proper design and control are essential for a renewable energy system to withstand challenging environmental conditions. Reinforced blades, triple braking system, […]

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Northern Power’s new Class III wind turbines produce 15% more power for low-wind-speed sites

New Offerings Drive Lower Cost of Energy and Higher ROI for Customers. Class III Wind Turbines Produce 15% More Power Barre, VT (May 6, 2013) – Northern Power Systems (www.northernpower.com), a next-generation wind turbine technology company and leading manufacturer of permanent magnet direct-drive wind turbines, has further expanded its product offerings with two new turbine models specifically designed for low wind sites. Both the NPS 60-23 and the NPS 100-24 are based on the proven NPS 100-21 platform, but leverage product features that produce higher […]

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Northern Power Systems expanding commitment to wind turbine market in Italy

Dedicated Mediterranean region Applications Engineer added to team, expanding commitment to wind turbine market in Italy Zurich, Switzerland (8 April 2013) – Northern Power Systems (www.northernpower.com), a next-generation wind turbine technology company and leading manufacturer of permanent magnet direct-drive wind turbines, is increasing its commitment to the small wind turbine market in Italy.  Since 2009, the Company has built up the largest small wind turbine installed base in the country, with turbines operating in the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Abruzzo and Marche collectively generating enough […]

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Northern Power Systems wind turbines weather the superstorm

Wind turbines weather the Superstorm, continue operation undamaged by Hurricane Sandy BARRE, VT, USA (November 7, 2012) – Northern Power Systems (www.northernpower.com) announced today that 74 of its wind turbines, including three in the Caribbean, were in the path of Hurricane Sandy and were undamaged by the high winds. Following Irene, a category 3 hurricane, Sandy was the second powerful Atlantic storm to hit Northern Power turbines within a year and all turbines that were impacted performed safely as expected. “The losses experienced from Hurricane […]

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Camden Hills Regional HS wind turbine greets incoming class

A six month look-back on the Northern Power Systems 100 commissioning BARRE, VT, USA (October 8, 2012) – Wind is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world today and the students at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, Maine, have learned that first hand. Six months after the commissioning of the school’s NPS 100 wind turbine, the students, teachers and community have grown accustomed to the 121-foot-tall, sleek white tower that stands next to the athletic fields. It took eight years […]

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Northern Power Systems’ wind turbine fleet exceeds two million hours of operation

NPS™ 100 turbines deliver industry leading 98+% availability BARRE, VT, USA (August 29, 2012) – Northern Power Systems (www.northernpower.com), a next-generation wind turbine company, announced that its NPS 100 permanent magnet direct drive (PM/DD) wind turbine fleet has achieved more than two million hours of operation. The Company’s 100 kW fleet has been operating at more than 98% availability since 2008, which means that turbine owners benefit from high energy production and little downtime. Over one hundred seventy five NPS 100 wind turbines are installed […]

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Burke Mountain celebrates installation of wind turbine

EAST BURKE, VT, USA (October 26, 2011) – Reinforcing its commitment to provide skiers and riders with an authentic Vermont experience, Burke Mountain today celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Northern Power 100 kW wind turbine at the summit of Burke Ski Mountain. “The wind turbine marks a key addition in the long term sustainability plan for Burke Mountain” said Tim McGuire, VP & General Manager at Burke Mountain. “The turbine is anticipated to produce up to 300,000 kWh annually or approximately 15%-20% […]

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Mayor gives gift of wind to local school

McGlynn Elementary & Middle School, Medford, MA Medford, Massachusetts is a thriving residential and business community with the Boston skyline as its backdrop. This small city is home to over 55,000 residents and a university. In 2004, Mayor Michael McGlynn created the Medford Clean Energy Committee in an effort to become a municipal leader in the use of clean power. Through this effort, the city identified a wind turbine as an ideal solution to meet its 21st century goals of energy independence. The enthusiasm for […]

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