Case Studies

Triad Recycling and Energy Case Study

The first Northern Power turbine at Triad was installed in 2016 to support the company’s expansion into new recycling technologies, leveling energy costs and load for their new drywall gypsum board recycling/grinding process. When they first installed the 300 horsepower equipment, it caused Triad’s energy load/power bill to jump considerably. “The wind turbine is relieving that cost pressure,” said John Hannon, Vice President at Triad. “We turn on the line when the wind is blowing.” said Hannon. “That will make a big difference to our […]

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Miller Sonshine Acres Dairy Case Study

Before Dan Miller installed his first NPS 100kW turbine, Miller Sonshine Acres Farm was a bustling dairy operation with over 2800 milking cows and the Farm’s electricity bills were $6000 per month. Miller knew that if he wanted his business to be sustainable, he would have to find a way to control costs. After his first turbine was installed in 2014, Miller’s electricity bills dropped to $2000 per month – a savings of over 65%. Those impressive results spurred him to purchase and install a […]

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Wind for diesel grids

Wind for diesel grids: Diesel grid operators turning to wind power Whether you are an electric utility or business located in a remote area, if you generate power using diesel-fueled engine generator sets, then you share the concerns of an unstable future. Your business model’s long term efficacy is challenged on a daily basis by rising fuel costs, fuel transportation and storage issues, and diesel generator maintenance. At the same time, you — and the community you serve — have environmental considerations that drive you […]

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Hurricane resistant wind turbines

NPS 100: Hurricane resistant, reliable, safe, quiet, and efficient Over Yonder Cay harnesses the natural power of the wind and sun to meet 96% of its energy needs. Its renewable energy system has proved very popular with guests of the exclusive island resort. It gives them peace of mind to know that all their activities are supported via an energy source that is not impacting the local or global environment. Situation overview: On August 24, 2011 Hurricane Irene strengthened into a category 3 major hurricane […]

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Wind power for microgrids: Microgrids turning to wind power

Wind power for microgrids Whether it’s in combination with solar, small hydro, diesel or other power sources, the clean, renewable energy of wind power is gaining popularity on microgrids around the world. WHAT IS A MICROGRID? Microgrids are modern, small-scale versions of a centralized utility. They achieve specific local goals, such as reliability, carbon emission reduction, diversification of energy sources, and cost reduction. Microgrids can function either entirely on their own or in coordination with a main grid. Like the main grid, microgrids generate, distribute, […]

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Remote Hawaiian microgrid opens opportunities for off-grid farmers in North Kohala

Wind turbine opens opportunities for off-grid farmers in remote Hawaiian microgrid Several farmers in North Kohala, Hawaii, are now benefiting 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 the solution. […]

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Hurricane resistant wind turbines on Long Island NY weather Sandy

Hurricane Sandy: durability and perseverance of the NPS 100, Long Island, NY Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of 2012 and the second-costliest in United States’ history. Estimates assess the damage costs at over $68 billion. The storm killed at least 286 people in seven countries. In the US, it affected 24 states, with the most severe damage in New Jersey and New York. The Northern Power hurricane resistant wind turbines regularly faces hurricane force winds from Alaska to the Caribbean, so […]

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Reliable in extreme winds

The stormy week of 26 January through 3 February 2013 brought severe gales and storm force winds to all parts of the United Kingdom. Wind gusts reached 85 mph in northern Scotland and up to 65 mph further south. The highest recorded gust by the Met office reached 135 mph. Waves pounded the coast as high winds battered the country. Vehicles were blown over by strong gusts and trees were uprooted. The heavy rains caused devastating flooding including landslides that caused seaside homes to slump […]

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Resourceful Kansas Program promotes benefits of wind energy

Riley County Public Works, Manhattan KS The innovative Resourceful Kansas Program was designed to engage communities throughout the state of Kansas in making a fundamental shift toward a less energy intensive, more energy efficient economy. Following the award of a $3 million grant from the US Department of Energy, Resourceful Kansas paved a blueprint for sustainability with wind energy as a high priority. The program engaged over 280 organizations throughout the state of Kansas in making a fundamental shift toward an energy efficient economy through […]

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Resort microgrid generates one million kwh of wind energy

Innovative renewable energy island resort generates one million kWh of wind energy… and counting! Over Yonder Cay harnesses the natural power of the wind and sun to meet 96% of its energy needs. In mid-2013, the microgrid at Over Yonder Cay hit the major milestone of generating 1 million kWh of wind energy. That’s enough to power 89 average US homes for a year or one beautiful Bahamian resort. This also translates into saving more than 77,000 US gallons/291,000 liters of diesel per year, or […]

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