Partnership developing new 3.3MW wind turbine

Northern Power Systems, a next-generation renewable energy technology provider, is working along with its Brazilian partner, WEG, to create a new 3.3MW wind turbine.

WEG and Northern Power Systems already have an existing portfolio of utility class wind turbines and this newly developed turbine will further compliment this portfolio. The 3.3MW is being developed as part of an agreement between WEG and Tractebel Energia under the Brazilian National Electrical Energy Agency research and development program. The turbine is being designed to meet the specific requirements of the Brazilian market. It will be produced in Brazil’s southern state of Santa Catarina and is expected to provide clean, reliable power in South America and then, hopefully, on a global scale through Northern Power Systems’ distribution.

“Northern Power has proven to be a strong technology partner for WEG as we expand our business in the growing wind energy generation market in Brazil,” said Joao Paulo Gualberto da Silva, WEG Wind Turbines director. “We are expecting this technology to be an asset for our global expansion in the wind space, and look forward to partnering with Northern Power on global opportunities.”

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