Resources for Wind Turbine Buyers: Consistent Ratings

The Small Wind Certification Council certifies small and medium wind turbines that conform with the requirements of specified Standards.

Designed to promote consumer confidence and mainstream acceptance of distributed wind technology, this independent certification standardizes North American reporting of turbine performance.

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). Read more>>

IEC 61400 Standards, RUK Standard and JSWTA Standard
SWCC grants time-limited “Conditional Temporary Certification” to small wind turbines that meet the requirements of the IEC 61400 series of Standards, the RUK Standard and the JSWTA (Japanese) Standard. Read more>>


SWCC has compiled links to incentive programs and external resources for wind consumer information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about distributed wind certification.