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Editorial: Congrats, Clipper

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We’ll take a minute to recognize Clipper Windpower of Carpinteria, once again the fastest growing company in the Tri-Counties.

Partly due to timing and to the recession, which has taken the wind out of the revenue growth numbers for dozens of area companies, Clipper has taken top honors in the Business Times’ annual review of the region’s Fastest Growing Companies.

What’s especially noteworthy about Clipper is that it is one of the region’s flagship green energy companies. After a few tumbles, its wind turbines are getting a reputation worldwide for large-scale power generation.

Thanks to another timely investment — this time a $200 million-plus equity stake from United Technologies — Clipper is poised for success in competing with General Electric and several foreign-owned rivals.

Congratulations to Clipper and its management team, which will be recognized at our Fastest Growing Companies reception on Sept. 13.

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