ICC-SWCC awards Dakota Turbines a certification for its DT-25 wind turbine

For Immediate Release:
September 10, 2018
Contact: Whitney Doll
(202) 568-1798wdoll@iccsafe.org
ICC-SWCC awards Dakota Turbines a certification for its DT-25 wind turbine

The DT-25 is a small, energy efficient wind turbine intended to power a small farm, ranch or business

Brea, Calif. – The Small Wind Certification Council (ICC-SWCC), a program of the ICC Evaluation Service, awarded Dakota Turbines a certification for its DT-25 wind turbine. The SWCC-13-06 certification demonstrates compliance with the Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard (AWEA 9.1-2009) and verifies that the DT-25 meets rigorous performance, safety and durability requirements.

ICC-SWCC thoroughly examined Dakota Turbine’s product information, test reports, calculations and other factors to ensure that the turbine meets all requirements of the ICC-SWCC Small Wind Turbine Program. The DT-25 turbine is a horizontal axis, 25 kW (nominal), 3-bladed turbine with a rotor diameter of 12.8 m intended to power a small farm, ranch or business. ICC-SWCC rated its annual energy production at 47,800 kWh per year and 23.9 kW rated power at 11 m/s wind, and a rated sound level of 33.8 dB(A).

“ICC-SWCC congratulates Dakota Turbines for achieving their first small wind turbine certification,” said ICC Evaluation Service Vice President of Technical Services Shawn Martin. “They join other top manufacturers in attaining invaluable, third-party performance ratings for their products through our programs.”

“Dakota Turbines is proud to be recognized as the latest to achieve ICC-SWCC Small Wind Turbine certification,” said President of Dakota Turbines Cris Somerville. “Serious companies with robust products are able to distinguish themselves through this rigorous certification process.”

ICC-SWCC small wind turbine certifications are utilized by numerous incentive programs, regulations and codes in many states and countries, including the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The ITC was reinstated in February 2018 for small wind turbines, providing a significant, 30% tax credit for the costs of equipment and installation of wind turbines under 100 kW.

For more information on ICC-SWCC certification programs, visit https://smallwindcertification.org.



The Small Wind Certification Council (ICC-SWCC), a program of the ICC Evaluation Service, is accredited to certify small and medium wind turbines that meet or exceed the requirements of specified standards. Designed to promote consumer confidence and mainstream acceptance of small and medium wind technology, ICC-SWCC certification standardizes North American reporting of turbine performance.

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The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), a member of the ICC Family of Companies, is a nonprofit, limited liability company that does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials. ICC-ES evaluation reports, building product listings, and plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and solar thermal product listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards.


SWCC Grants Small Wind Turbine Certification to Pika T701

January 25, 2016

Clifton Park, NY – The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) has granted certification to the Pika Energy T701 small wind turbine.  Seven small  wind turbine models are now fully certified through SWCC to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard.

“SWCC is pleased to add the Pika Energy T701 to our list of certified turbines,” SWCC Executive Director Larry Sherwood said. “Certification demonstrates that the turbine meets rigorous standards and has power and acoustic ratings consumers can use to make purchasing decisions.”

“Pika Energy is proud to have achieved full certification for our U.S.-made T701 wind turbine,” said Pika Energy Product Engineer Tony Nuzzo. “We believe we offer a best-in-class product and this certification is validation of our high standards for quality and performance. We are particularly proud that the T701 is officially the quietest SWCC-certified wind turbine.”

Field testing of the Pika T701 turbine – including Power Performance, Acoustic, Duration, and Safety & Function testing – was conducted at the High Plains Small Wind Test Center in Colby, Kansas as part of the US Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (DOE/NREL) Regional Test Center program. Aeroelastic computer modeling was used to evaluate and optimize the turbine design. SWCC provided the third-party conformity assessment, certifying that the field testing and design engineering meet the requirements of the AWEA Standard and the international IEC standards incorporated within.

Testing resulted in an AWEA Rated Annual Energy @ 5 m/s of 2,420 kWh, AWEA Rated Sound Level of 38.3 dB(A), AWEA Rated Power of 1.5 kW @ 11 m/s, and a Peak Power 1.7 kW @ 13.5 m/s. An AWEA Rated Sound Level of 38.3 dB(A) – which provides an indication of the sound pressure level experienced by a listener positioned 60 meters from the rotor in winds approaching 10 m/s – is the lowest rating of current SWCC certified turbines.

SWCC certification is an independent confirmation that a small wind turbine has been tested and designed according to the requirements of the AWEA Standard. SWCC updates the application status table on its website as milestones are reached. Consumer labels, ratings and summary reports for SWCC certified turbine models, including tabulated power curves, acoustic data, and tower design requirements, along with a complete list of SWCC pending applicant turbine models, are available at www.smallwindcertification.org/for-consumer.

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