Company: Northern Power
Source: Northern Power
Barre, VT (May 6, 2013) – Northern Power Systems (www.northernpower.com), a next-generation wind turbine technology company and leading manufacturer of permanent magnet direct-drive wind turbines, has further expanded its product offerings with two new turbine models specifically designed for low wind sites. Both the NPS 60-23 and the NPS 100-24 are based on the proven NPS 100-21 platform, but leverage product features that produce higher energy capture in low winds while reducing the noise profile of the turbine, enabling more siting opportunities for the owner. The Company has successfully deployed more than 20 of these turbines in the United States, United Kingdom and Italy during 2012 and 2013, demonstrating the success of the design.
“NPS is committed to delivering enhanced offerings that lower costs and increase performance for turbine owners. We are increasing the value proposition of our already highly-capable NPS turbines through an integrated road-map of expanded product and services offerings, of which our proven low wind enhancements are just one example,” stated Troy Patton, President and CEO, Northern Power Systems.
The NPS Low Wind turbine fleet has surpassed 50,000 operational hours with availability in excess of 97%, and has generated more than 1,500 MWh of clean, renewable energy, enough to power more than 150 US (or 450 UK) homes for an entire year. These improved models are optimized for low wind and yield comparatively more energy in low wind regimes.