Northern Power Systems Launches Canadian Wind Business

    Announces Installation of Three Northwind 100 Turbines for Community Wind

    BARRE, Vt., Sept. 9 /CNW/ -- Northern Power Systems, Inc.
(, a next-generation wind turbine company and leading
manufacturer of community wind turbines, today 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 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 degrees Celsius 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

    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.

    About Northern Power Systems
    Northern Power Systems has over 30 years of experience in developing
advanced, innovative wind turbines. The company's next generation wind turbine
technology is based on a vastly simplified architecture that utilizes a unique
combination of a permanent magnet generator and direct-drive design. This
revolutionary new approach delivers higher energy capture, eliminates
drive-train noise, and significantly reduces maintenance and downtime costs.
The company currently manufactures the Northwind 100 turbine, designed
specifically for community wind applications such as schools/universities,
businesses, commercial farms, and municipalities. Next year, the company plans
to launch a 2.2MW turbine into the utility-scale marketplace for wind farm
applications. Northern Power Systems is a fully integrated company that
designs, manufactures, and sells wind turbines into the global marketplace
from its headquarters in Vermont, USA. For additional information visit


For further information:

For further information: Eve Frankel, Marketing Communications Manager
of Northern Power Systems, +1-802-461-2814,, or
Jennifer Eberline of Greenough Communications, +1-703-549-3745, Web Site:

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