Standards – Small Wind Turbines

AWEA Small Wind Turbine Standard
SWCC certifies small wind turbines that meet the requirements of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard (AWEA Standard 9.1 – 2009). The goal of the AWEA Standard is to provide meaningful criteria upon which to assess the quality of the small wind turbine and to provide consumers with performance data that will help them make informed purchasing decisions.

AWEA is recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an Accredited Standards Developer and the AWEA Standard will be submitted for adoption as an American National Standard. This was developed in a regimented ANSI process for “voluntary consensus standards,” which requires participation from representatives of manufacturers, technical experts, public sector agencies, and consumers.

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IEC 61400 Series of Standards
SWCC grants time-limited “Conditional Temporary Certification” to small wind turbines that meet the requirements of the IEC 61400 series of Standards or the RUK Standard.

Working groups of Technical Committee-88 (TC-88) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the recognized international body for standards development activities, develops the 61400 series international wind turbine standards.

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Standards – Medium Wind Turbines

IEC 61400 Series of Standards
SWCC offers certification per IEC 61400-12-1 (Power Performance) and IEC 61400-11 (Acoustic Performance).

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