The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) is now “open for business” and has assembled all the program elements needed to initiate the North American small wind turbine certification application process. SWCC is an independent certification body and certifies that small wind turbines meet or exceed the requirements of the AWEA Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard. This certification provides a common North American standard for reporting turbine energy and sound performance, and helps small wind technology gain mainstream acceptance.
The SWCC web site (www.smallwindcertification.org) includes information for manufacturers on the certification requirements including frequently asked questions. The first step in the certification process is to file a Notice of Intent to Submit an Application. SWCC expects to issue the first turbine certifications in late 2010.
Source: Small Wind Certification Council