Northern Power Systems Launches in Canada

Northern Power Systems Inc. announced this week that it has expanded presence in Canada. The company said that the permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) design of tits Northwind 100 ensures higher energy capture, grid-friendly power quality,low maintenance operation and is ideally suited to support the fast-growing Canadian market.

The company celebrated its most recent Canadian Northwind 100 installation in Kensington, Prince Edward Island where the 100-kilowatt (kW) turbine will completely power the town’s wastewater treatment plant and save the municipality nearly US $50,000 every year.

The Northwind 100 was also 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.

In addition to the Northern Power’s base Northwind 100 wind turbine the company also offers a Northwind 100 Arctic turbine. The Arctic turbine 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, the company said.

“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.

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