Northern Power Systems Acquires Blade Manufacturing Capability

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Blade Manufacturing Added to Industry Leading Community-Scale Wind Turbine Business

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To compete in the global marketplace today, a successful wind turbine company must have the technical, operational and financial capabilities to deploy cutting edge design and high quality manufacturing practices throughout its supply chain

Northern Power Systems, Inc. (http://www.northernpower.com), a leading manufacturer of next generation direct-drive wind turbines, today announced the acquisition of the assets of Knight & Carver Wind Group’s community wind turbine blade manufacturing business. This acquisition will strengthen Northern Power’s ability to deliver world-class high quality wind turbines to customers in the rapidly growing community wind marketplace.

“To compete in the global marketplace today, a successful wind turbine company must have the technical, operational and financial capabilities to deploy cutting edge design and high quality manufacturing practices throughout its supply chain” said Parthiv Amin, President of the Community Wind business at Northern Power Systems.

“We will continue to pursue technologies and capabilities that improve the quality and value of Northern Power wind turbines to our global customer base,” added John P. Danner, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Power Systems.

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 Northern PowerTM 100 turbine, designed specifically for community wind applications such as schools/universities, businesses, commercial farms, and municipalities. Later this 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 with offices in Massachusetts and Michigan, USA and Zurich, Switzerland.

For more information about the Northern Power 100 and our Community Scale Wind business, please visit: http://www.northernpower.com/community-wind/index.php

Contact:
John J. Ciempa                        
Marketing Communications Specialist            
Northern Power Systems                    
802-461-2922
jciempa(at)northernpower(dot)com

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