UpWind Solutions Acquires Knight & Carver Wind Group Blade Services Business

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UpWind Solutions Inc., the Medford, Oregon based wind asset management services firm, announced today that it has acquired assets associated with the Knight & Carver Wind Group (“KCWG”) Blade Services business. In conjunction with the acquisition of these assets, UpWind is welcoming the talented technicians and management team associated with the blade services group of KCWG to the UpWind family. This acquisition delivers on UpWind’s strategy to provide a full-service offering at lowest-cost per kWh.

This acquisition is in keeping with our strategy of meeting the increasingly broad needs of our customers while delivering to them the lowest cost per kWh.

UpWind Solutions Inc. (“UpWind”), the Medford, Oregon based wind asset management services firm, announced today that it has acquired assets associated with the Knight & Carver Wind Group (“KCWG”) Blade Services business. In conjunction with the acquisition of these assets, UpWind is welcoming the talented technicians and management team associated with the blade services group of KCWG to the UpWind family.

“We are extremely excited about combining our teams to meet the increasing demand for blade service repair and field service operations for our customers,” remarked Bo Thisted, president of Upwind. “We’ve built the leading wind services team in the industry, and by adding the experienced professionals of KCWG to our team, we are able to offer our customers an even broader suite of services and build upon our strong reputation of safety, quality, performance and customer focus.”

“This acquisition is in keeping with our strategy of meeting the increasingly broad needs of our customers while delivering to them the lowest cost per kWh. Our customers are in need of service providers who can deliver a complete set of solutions, and UpWind is leading the way,” said Marty Crotty, CEO of Upwind.

The acquisition of KCWG closed as of September 10, 2010 and UpWind will be providing a seamless transition for existing KCWG customers as well as offering blade services as part of its overall offering effective immediately.

About UpWind Solutions
UpWind Solutions is the leading 3rd party provider of asset management and operations and maintenance services to the wind industry. UpWind’s relentless commitment to quality helps them deliver a higher standard of O&M service at a lower cost per kWh. UpWind is based in Medford, Oregon and works for customers throughout North America. For additional information visit: http://www.upwindsolutions.com

About Knight & Carver Wind Group
Knight & Carver Wind Group has become well-respected in the wind energy industry for its innovation and quality, working closely with the world's largest wind energy producers. Knight & Carver is an internationally recognized wind blade fabricator and service producer for community and utility-scale wind plants.

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