Does ICC-SWCC develop the standards used for its wind turbine certifications?

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. […]

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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goes out of business, the certification would not be renewed upon expiration and the certification would be withdrawn.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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