News Analysis

Wind Turbine Certification Forthcoming

EBN May 2009). Two groups—the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC)—are working on separate parts of this goal.

AWEA has headed the effort to write a new ANSI standard that will govern wind turbines with a swept area of 200 square meters (2,200 ft2) or less. The standard will set out methods for testing and rating the performance of these turbines, and should be complete by the end of 2009.

Published October 30, 2009