[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Wind power company Northern Power purchased a $1.5 million, 110,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Barre, VT. The additional production facility, a portion of which had been leased by Northern Power since late 2004, adds much needed capacity for the company’s growing power systems and product business. It is located approximately 30 miles from the company’s Waitsfield, VT, headquarters. Among the features in the new facility is a railroad spur that runs directly into the plant, giving the company the capability to ship its systems by rail. In addition to expanding its manufacturing capabilities, the Barre facility will provide new, improved space for Northern Power’s project engineering department, which will relocate there over the next several months. The move is designed to provide needed space to the expanding department as well as to facilitate direct collaboration between the engineering staff and manufacturing technicians.