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Northern Power Systems Power Conversion Solution Demonstrates Traction in Fast Growing Energy Storage Market

Barre, Vermont USA (September 29, 2015) – Northern Power Systems ( (TSX: NPS), a leading renewable energy technology company with unique power electronics capabilities, announced today an order from a major flow battery manufacturer for its next generation FlexPhase™ power converter. This product platform is specifically engineered to be integrated with energy storage systems, where the complexity of the application requires a more sophisticated power electronics solution that Northern Power excels at delivering.

The FlexPhase power converter provides a full suite of control capabilities to support any energy storage application, including low and zero voltage ride through, voltage and frequency droop control, islanding detection, seamless transition, critical load support/UPS operation, and black start capability, and also offers minimal DC bus ripple.

“Our FlexPhase platform was designed with a unique circuit that yields high performance with less component stress, lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and higher reliability than traditional inverters available in the market today,” commented Diego Tebaldi, Senior Director of Global Business Development. “We are pleased to see continued interest in this platform for challenging applications that are beyond the capabilities of many other providers.”

Northern Power’s FlexPhase bi-directional power converter offers fully customizable architecture, modular design and high efficiency over wide power range making it ideal for any chemistry – Lithium Ion, Nickel Sodium or Flow. Its “microgrid-ready” ability makes it ideal for off-grid as well as grid-tied applications enabling best use of DERs (Distributed Energy Resources).

About Northern Power Systems

Northern Power Systems designs, manufactures, and sells wind turbines and power technology products, and provides engineering development services and technology licenses for energy applications, into the global marketplace from its US headquarters and European offices.

  • Northern Power Systems has over 40 years’ experience in technologies and products generating renewable energy.
  • Northern Power Systems currently manufactures the NPS™ 60 and NPS™ 100 turbines. With over 7.5 million run time hours across its global fleet, Northern Power wind turbines provide customers with clean, cost effective, reliable renewable energy.
  • Patented next generation permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) technology uses fewer moving parts, delivers higher energy capture, and provides increased reliability due to reduced maintenance and downtime.
  • Northern Power Systems’ FlexPhase™ power converter platform uses patented converter architecture and advanced controls technology for advanced grid support and generation applications.
  • Northern Power Systems offers comprehensive in‐house development services, including systems level engineering, advanced drivetrains, power electronics, PM machine design, and remote monitoring systems to the energy industry.
  • Some of the world’s largest manufacturers license the company’s next generation technology and IP for their utility and distributed wind products and markets.

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