Established in 2009 as a non-profit organization to serve the North American market, the Small Wind Certification Council is a third-party certification body developing and implementing a quality product certification program for small and medium-sized wind turbines. The Small Wind Certification Council became a program of the ICC Evaluation Service, ICC-ES, in 2016, becoming ICC-SWCC.

ICC-SWCC issues easy-to-understand labels with Rated Annual Energy Output, Rated Power and Rated Sound Level for turbines that have been certified through its rigorous program. ICC-SWCC labels confirm that certified turbines meet the durability and safety requirements set by American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. ICC-SWCC also publishes technical information such as power and annual energy performance curves and measured sound pressure levels for each turbine model that it certifies.

Staff

Shawn Martin
Vice President of Technical Services | (888) 422-7233 ext 7736

Contact for: Executive in charge of all technical matters

Brent Summerville
Certification Analyst

Contact for:  Status of certification, lab report issues, and most concerns with turbine certifications

Terri Aguirre
Participant Support Administrator| (888) 422-7233 ext 3273

Contact for: Application submittal, application status, billing, website issues, and most customer service functions.


ICC-SWCC Certification Commissioners

Dr. Nolan Clark, Agricultural Engineer P.E.

Dr. Clark conducted research on irrigation technologies and wind energy systems at the USDA Conservation and Production Research Laboratory in Bushland, Texas for 38 years. His research career began in 1971 and he served as the Laboratory Director from 1993 until retiring in 2009. His research experience included wind power for irrigation pumping, wind power for domestic and livestock water pumping, wind turbine performance, wind/hybrid generating systems, wind effects on sprinkler irrigation, groundwater management, microclimate, and animal waste management. Dr. Clark is a Registered Professional Engineer and received a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1964; an M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1967; and a Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1970. In 2003, Dr. Clark was named a Wind Energy Pioneer by the DOE Wind Powering America Program and in 2005 received an Award for Outstanding Contributions to the American Wind Energy Association. In 2009, he received an award from the Wind Powering America Program in recognition of leadership, dedication, and numerous contributions to small wind turbine applications. Dr. Clark has served on the Certification Commission since it’s inception in 2010.

Malcolm A. Lodge, P.Eng

Malcolm A. Lodge is founder and President of Island Technologies Incorporated, an electrical engineering and wind energy system consulting and design firm. Malcolm has thirty years experience in wind energy engineering and has designed, managed and constructed wind energy systems and projects worldwide. Mr. Lodge was founder, designer and manager from 1980 to 1990 of the Atlantic Wind Test Site (AWTS), Canada’s national laboratory for wind energy systems evaluation and testing. During this period he worked closely with other international wind energy research laboratories in the USA, Denmark, Netherlands, Greece, and Germany to develop standards for wind turbines and for development of wind-diesel technology. Mr. Lodge was founding president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association and has held many director positions in other renewable energy organizations, standards agencies and advisory groups to government. He received a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Distinction from Nova Scotia Technical College in 1962 and a Masters in Engineering specializing in Control Systems Design in 1964. He has been awarded the R.J. Templin Award for outstanding contribution to the development of Canadian Wind Energy Technology.  Mr. Lodge has served on the Certification Commission since it’s inception in 2010.

Charles Newcomb

Charles Newcomb’s experience has been developed over more than two decades in the wind energy sector with 12 of those years spent at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center where he conducted performance and application tests of wind turbines, supported governmental agencies as a subject matter expert, lead a team in developing the USDA’s technical requirements for their renewable energy grant program, and managed the DOE’s Wind and Water Power Deployment group.  Charles’ industry experience includes serving as a Managing Director for Entegrity Wind Systems, Technology Director for Endurance Wind Power, and Chief Technology Officer for NexGen Energy Partners. In these roles Charles conducted product testing; implemented and managed site selection and project deployment programs, fleet operations and optimization programs; and managed supply chain and contractor relationships to maximize portfolio performance. Charles now serves as Product Manager for the Universal mCloud Corporation providing technical direction and guidance for the AssetCare system and chairs the RePowering Schools national organization’s Board of Directors.  Mr. Newcomb joined the Certification Commission in 2018.