SWCC is accepting Notices of Intent to Submit an Application, the first step in pursuing SWCC Small Wind Turbine Certification.

Applicant Eligibility
SWCC certification applications may be submitted only by the holder of all ownership rights in and to the small wind turbine (Manufacturer), or the manufacturer’s authorized designee. If the Applicant is an authorized designee, the designee must submit written proof of authorization to seek SWCC certification from the Manufacturer. SWCC will have the sole and exclusive right to determine whether such a designee is properly authorized to seek SWCC certification.

Equipment Eligibility
Turbines eligible for SWCC Certification must meet the size and type requirements defined in the AWEA Standard. Eligible small wind turbines are currently defined as newly manufactured, electricity-producing wind turbines with a swept area up to 200 m2. Except as required by the AWEA Standard, towers and foundation are not part of the scope of SWCC Certification.

Applicants may submit one (1) application for multiple configurations of the same turbine type, provided that the small wind turbines are similar in design and other significant characteristics. In this regard, SWCC will make every reasonable effort to consolidate the testing requirements applicable under this Policy, based on SWCC’s review of the information contained in an Applicant’s Notice of Intent to Submit an Application. However, each small wind turbine configuration will be issued a separate certification, provided all certification eligibility requirements are met.

How to Apply
Please follow these steps to begin the process:

  1. Download and read the SWCC Certification Policy and the AWEA Standard.
  2. Download and complete an SWCC Notice of Intent Form (best to be completed as early as possible, BEFORE testing begins).
  3. Download the SWCC Configuration Description Form. A separate CD form is required for each turbine configuration seeking certification.
  4. Email the completed forms and all supporting turbine documentation to [email protected] and an invoice for the Preliminary Review Fee will be provided.

For additional steps in the Application Process, see Annex C of the SWCC Certification Policy.