Where can I find information on the Federal tax credit for wind turbines?

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 […]

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What is the difference between the AWEA Rated Power and a Nominal Power listing for a certified turbine?

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 […]

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What happens to a turbine certification if the manufacturer goes out of business?

Wind turbine certifications are valid so long as the certification renewal conditions listed in the ICC-SWCC certification policies are met. Certification must be renewed annually.  Therefore, if the manufacturer goes out of business, the certification would not be renewed upon expiration and the certification would be withdrawn.  Alternately, if the manufacturer is purchased by another […]

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What is the difference between the AWEA Rated Power and a Nominal Power listing for a certified turbine?

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.

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