SWCC Issues Fifth Conditional Temporary Certification

The SWCC is pleased to grant its fifth Conditional Temporary Certifications to another small wind turbine model certified under the UK’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme, shown on the SWCC Applicant Status Table.

SWCC Conditional Temporary Certification status indicates that the turbine has been tested and certified to the BWEA Standard, but certain requirements of the AWEA Standard have not been met. The SWCC may require that the Applicant satisfy additional requirements within the 18-month Conditional Certification period to be eligible for full SWCC Certification.

As described in the SWCC Certification Policy, SWCC labels, certificates and summary reports are pending for such turbines until Conditional Temporary Certifications become full Certifications.

A2LA Accreditation Granted

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) has accredited SWCC to certify wind turbines to AWEA and IEC Standards. Read more here

SWCC Issues First Two Full Certifications

Bergey Excel and Skystream Issued First Small Wind Consumer Labels

The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) has issued its first two full certifications and consumer labels to the Bergey Windpower Excel 10 and the Southwest Windpower Skystream 3.7.

“The full certification of two turbine models is a major leap forward in establishing consistent consumer ratings and aiding incentive programs with determining eligibility,” noted SWCC Executive Director Larry Sherwood. “Our labels allow easier comparison shopping and will help small wind turbines gain mainstream acceptance.”

SWCC expects to issue more full certifications in the coming months, as more incentive programs initiate certification requirements. Sixteen of the remaining 27 turbine models under contract to pursue SWCC certification have either started or completed testing. Three turbine models have been granted Conditional Temporary Certification based on certification from the UK’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). To be granted full SWCC certification, Conditional Temporary Certified turbines must meet the full requirements of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard and complete the SWCC review process.    Download the full press release.

SWCC Issues Second Full Certification and Consumer Label

Southwest Windpower’s Skystream 3.7 is the second SWCC Applicant to receive a full Certification Application and Consumer Label as shown on the Certified Turbines Table.

First Full SWCC Certification and Consumer Label Issued

SWCC Issues First Full Certification, Consumer Label

SWCC Announces ‘Under Test’ Status of Applicants

SWCC Announces First Conditional Temporary Certifications

SWCC Announces First Conditional Temporary Certifications