We welcome applications to transfer certifications to ICC-SWCC. Contact us with more details on your turbine and certification to learn more about the benefits of certifying your product with us.
ICC-SWCC may be able to use the test report and analyses submitted for certification in other global programs to support an ICC-SWCC application. We would be happy to review your existing certification and information to determine whether additional testing or data is needed. Contact us to learn more.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2015-4 requires that small and medium wind turbines, with a nameplate capacity of 100 kW and less, be certified in order to qualify for the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), currently set at 26%. The guidance requires that qualifying wind turbine manufacturers maintain certification to either: (1) American […]
ICC-SWCC does not conduct tests, but verifies and certifies test results submitted by approved testing organizations. Applicants should obtain ICC-SWCC approval for the use of a testing facility before commencing work to ensure that the resulting test report can be used for ICC-SWCC certification.
No, ICC-SWCC is not a Standard Development Organization (SDO). The AWEA 9.1 standard used for small wind turbines is developed by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) under their ANSI-approved standard development procedures. The IEC 61400 standards used for medium wind turbines are developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) under Technical Committee TC 88. […]
Small wind turbines certified to the AWEA 9.1 Standard are required to publish the AWEA Rated Power in their specifications. This rating is the wind turbine’s power output at 11 m/s (24.6 mph) per its certified power curve. Manufacturers may still describe or name their turbine using Nominal Power. Nominal Power is designated by the […]
Certification enables consumer comparison of the wide variety of wind turbine products on the market. Funding agencies and utilities will gain greater confidence that distributed wind turbines installed with public assistance have been tested for safety, function, performance, and durability and meet requirements of consensus standards. Certification can help prevent unethical marketing and false claims, […]
Small Wind Turbine: Electricity-producing wind turbines with a swept area up to 200 m2 are certified to the AWEA 9.1 standard. Medium Wind Turbine: Electricity-producing wind turbines with a swept area greater than 200 m2 and less than 1,000 m2 are certified to the IEC 61400 standards.
Small wind turbines certified to the AWEA Standard are required to publish the AWEA Rated Power in their specifications. This rating is the wind turbine’s power output at 11 m/s (24.6 mph) per its certified power curve. Manufacturers may still describe or name their turbine using Nominal Power. Nominal Power is designated by the manufacturer for descriptive marketing purposes.