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Northern Power Systems Receives President’s “E” Award for Export Growth

Northern Power Systems (NPS) was recently presented with the prestigious President’s “E” Award in Washington DC. The “E” Award is provided annually to a select group of companies in recognition of exceptional contributions to the national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs. The “E” Awards Committee was impressed with Northern Power Systems’ exceptional export growth of more than 300% during 2012 – 2015. The adaptation of our distributed wind turbine product line to maintain compliance with international regulations and […]

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Bill’s Dedication

Bill remembers working on wind turbine #7. Currently, Northern’s global fleet stands at 550 turbines. If you factor in our partnership with WEG – that number increases dramatically. ‘I started in the manufacturing more than 7 years ago,’ says Bill. ‘And now, I manage our customers’ experience. The customer journey doesn’t end when we sell the turbine – it’s merely a beginning. We continuously build relations with customers throughout our products lifetime.’ Bill continues: ‘My team takes care of operations and maintenance, 24/7 monitoring and […]

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Michelle’s Manic Tuesday

If you’re a medium-sized manufacturing or agri-business in the US, you are likely to be contacted by Michelle. On this manic Tuesday, meet our latest addition to the commercial team. Michelle (wo)mans the phone on a daily basis and educates American businesses how they can take advantage of their best resource – wind. ‘I believe in our company,’ says Michelle. ‘We stand by our products and it means a lot to me. Plus, I’d like to think that we help similar-sized companies by offering them […]

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Sherri the Sidekick

Keeping it all together. Like a glue. Navigating the stormy waters. Making sure that everything runs smoothly. Sherri’s list of activities goes on and on. She explains: ‘I work with our Execs. I am their ultimate Sidekick. They trust me with all their nitty gritty stuff, becuase I get things done.’ Sherri laughs: ‘Oh and I love to give people a hard time’. You see, although Northern has been around for more than 40 years, we still operate like a start up. Our company is […]

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Nick, another Mike & the LAB!

Our test lab is the heart of our facility. It’s where ideas become real products. We run several tests on our equipment prior to deploying it in the field. Our products are pushed to the limits. We simulate real life scenarios, like wind gusts and black start. Tests don’t stop after deployment either. We constantly work on improving our products, by subjecting them to numerous tests, time and time again. In fact, Nick and Mike are busy with SCADA integration. Nick and Mike are our […]

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Meet Mike

Our Treasurer Mike has a unique approach to cataloging his emails. He explains: “Due to the nature of my involvement in every transaction that flows thru the company’s (Order to Remittance) OTR process, the need to recall large amounts of details require me to organize, store, and retrieve emails dating back to 2010 on occasion.” An organized madness or a controlled chaos? Either / or – it works. Mike can track conversations that go way back when. Thanks, Mike. You’re a star.

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Social essays on ‘People from the North’

You know and trust our products. We build reliable wind turbines and grid-friendly equipment. Our technological heritage goes back 40 years. We are skilled engineers, commercial and service folks. We work hard to make sure that you get the best available renewable energy tech out there. We would like you to meet the Northern Power Systems people, responsible for the state-of-the-art products. Go behind the scenes with our team during the next few days. Get to know Northern’s folks better through short profiles about our […]

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ARS Technica Talks Mars, Magnets & Wind Turbines with Norther Power Systems

A little while back, Scott K.Johnson from ARS technica, an online tech trend magazine, visited our facility in Barre, VT. Scott interviewed our COO, Lawrence Willey and our Director of Product Managment, Chris McKay. The result – a deep dive into Northern Power System’s technology heritage and our product range: Inside (literally) wind turbines meant to work at the South Pole—and Mars Ars visits Northern Power Systems to learn what goes into their wind turbines. BARRE, Vermont—It started with Mars. In 1993, NASA gave a […]

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‘Farmed wind’ energy debated at AgriScot

Our Sr Sales Manager for UK and Ireland, Iain Hardie recently participated in the Scottish Renewables session at AgriScot – Scotland’s largest agricultural show. Iain shares his takeaways: ‘Although the Scottish Renewables session’s attendance was down compared to the previous years, the overall mood was positive. There seems to be a consensus that renewable energy is here to stay, despite the UK’s Government proposal to reduce support for certain types of renewable energy technology. Majority of attendees voiced their support for more onshore wind projects. […]

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