Northstar Endeavors LLC and Alphatec Nordeste, announce the completion of a Patent & Know-How License Rights Agreement, in which Northstar grants Alphatec the exclusive license to Northstar’s intellectual property (“IP”), within the territory of Brazil, to design, manufacture, construct, and sell towers using the IP.
Northstar has developed a line of modular towers for megawatt-scale wind turbines using its patent and patent-pending technology. The Northstar Modular Tower (NMT) provides the wind industry a cost-effective solution to build taller towers for larger turbines. Through the use of its patented and patent pending technology, larger turbines can now be cost-effectively placed at heights up to 140 meters.
“This agreement launches our global initiative of licensing our technology for our modular tower solution,” says Jeff Willis, President of Northstar. “This agreement opens further opportunities for turbine manufacturers and developers to take advantage of the NMT benefits”.
Alphatec will be expanding on its energy related businesses by developing its WTά series wind towers uses the Northstar patented technology for 80 to 140m towers. Alphatec is building a dedicated manufacturing facility for the towers and tower components that is scheduled to come online in 2016.
Mario Wilson, President of Alphatec says, “We are impressed with the technology, the Northstar team, and the impact this product will have on the industry. The benefits this tower provides will lets us become a major player for supplying domestic towers for Brazilian wind farms. This tower is a differentiator and a more cost-effective solution for the OEMs and wind farm developers.” This Agreement was completed in cooperation with ph-consulting group, inc. www.ph-consult.biz, a renewable energy, clean fuels consulting group in Omaha, NE.