BARRE, VT – Northern Power Systems, Inc. announced its expanded presence in Canada. The unique permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) design of the Northwind 100 ensures higher energy capture, grid-friendly power quality, low noise ,low maintenance operation and is ideally suited to support the fast-growing Canadian market.
Northern Power Systems’ recent and upcoming installations in Canada vary in size and geography and address a range of wind power challenges. The company celebrated its most recent Northwind 100 installation in Kensington, Prince Edward Island where the 100kW turbine will completely power the town’s wastewater treatment plant and save the municipality nearly $50,000 every year. The Northwind 100 installed in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia in May at Atlantic Superstore, Canada’s largest supermarket chain, has already offset 25 percent of the store’s electrical needs, saved thousand of dollars in energy costs and increased retail customer traffic. Finally, an installation of three units is currently being installed in the small community of Ramea, Newfoundland which will mark the beginning of a five-year innovative research and development project with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, a Nalcor Energy company, for isolated wind-diesel-hydrogen generation systems.
In addition to the company’s base Northwind 100 wind turbine, which has become the standard in community-scale wind power applications across North America, Northern Power Systems offers a Northwind 100 Arctic turbine with an exceptional track record in extreme cold climates. The Northwind 100 Arctic is the only turbine on the market capable of operating at an ambient temperature of -40°C and features coated blades to minimize ice build-up and maximize uptime.
“With certification across North America to meet rigorous Canadian Standards Association CSA C22.2 and UL1741 safety standards, and with the Northwind 100 Arctic that offers high performance even in the harshest Canadian winters, the Northwind 100 has distinct advantages over traditional geared turbines that are not well suited for community wind applications,” said Jim Stover, Northern’s Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management.
Northern Power Systems’ specialized customer service, delivery and technical teams work directly with Canadian customers to provide project development guidance, factory-certified training and continuous “24/7” turbine monitoring and technical support.
“Northern is pleased to have installed its first units in the important Canadian market and we look forward to providing reliable turbines and world class performance to schools, businesses, farms, municipalities and remote communities across Canada,” said John P. Danner, President and CEO of Northern Power Systems.
Northern Power Systems will showcase its capabilities at the 2009 CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto, Canada on September 20-23, exhibiting at booth 806.
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