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goes out of business, the certification would not be renewed upon expiration and the certification would be withdrawn.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