Nordic Windpower was a privately owned manufacturer of wind turbines based in Kansas City, Missouri in the United States. Nordic Windpower filed for liquidation in the Kansas City Bankruptcy court in October 2012. The company had roots in a Swedish government wind turbine research and development program started 1975. Early prototypes in this program were erected in Maglarp, Skåne and Näsudden, Gotland. Nordic Windpowers N1000 turbine was designed with inspiration from the Maglarp prototype and has two blades rather than the more conventional three. In the 1990s the company became privately owned Nordic Windpower AB. After selling only 5 turbines it became a United States entity in 2005 and promptly sold 7 turbines. It received a $16 million loan guarantee from the United States Department of Energy. Its private owners were Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and Novus Energy Partners, Goldman Sachs, Impax Asset Management, I2BF Venture Capital, Pulsar Energy Capital and other investors.