Are there time limits for turbines that are seeking SWCC certification?

SWCC maintains an Applicant list with turbines that are actively seeking SWCC certification. Both the Small Wind Turbine Certification Policy and Wind Turbine Performance Certification Policy have an Inactivity clause (section H.6) that sets limits on how long an Applicant can remain on the list based on specific milestones. A certification application will be placed on “Inactive” status and removed from the SWCC website under the any one of the following conditions:

The turbine has not yet achieved “Under Test” status after 18 months from the “Under Contract” date;

The turbine has not yet achieved “Reports Submitted” status after two (2) years from the “Under Test” date; or

After one (1) year from the “Reports Submitted” date SWCC has not yet granted, conditionally granted, or rejected certification.

Any extensions to the time limits described above will be considered if adequate progress toward certification is demonstrated or good cause is shown, as described in writing to the Technical Director.

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