The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC), a third-party organization, has announced the initial 13 wind turbine model types that have started their certification. Out of these models, the UrWind O2 is the first Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT).
The certification process is likely to serve as a growth driver of the small wind sector and also provide increased credibility to the sector. Domestic utilities and governments intend to utilize the SWCC certification for simplifying the qualification procedure meant for incentives and permitting.
The SWCC certifies turbine model types that comply with the safety and durability standards of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). At the conclusion of the certification procedure, SWCC will provide a report indicating the wind turbine model’s rated power, annual energy production, rated sound level as well as other technical information.