Consumer Resources

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

ICC-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).

IEC 61400 Standards

ICC-SWCC certifies medium wind turbines that meet the requirements of the IEC 61400 series of Standards.


ICC-SWCC has also compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions about distributed wind certification.