SWCC Accreditation Ensures International Recognition

In 2012, the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) obtained ISO Guide 65 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to certify small wind turbines to AWEA Standard 9.1-2009. Accreditation to ISO Guide 65:1996 ensures the universal recognition of SWCC turbine certifications worldwide, while ensuring that certification activities are conducted impartially, systematically and in a uniform manner. Guide 65 ensures that the resulting product certifications are consistent with international standards and based on objective testing.

In January 2014, A2LA granted an extension to the SWCC scope of accreditation for our recently expanded Wind Turbine Performance Certification program that provides certified power and acoustic performance for medium wind turbines – defined as newly manufactured, electricity-producing wind turbines with a swept area greater than 200 m2 – in accordance with IEC 61400-12-1 (Power) and IEC 61400-11 (Acoustics).

SWCC’s accreditation certificate number 3299.01 and accreditation scope are available at
www.a2la.org/scopepdf/3299-01.pdf.