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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued new performance and quality criteria that require certification of small wind turbines in order to qualify for the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Performance and efficiency claims must now be qualified by third-party experts, effective January 26, 2015.
Intertek’s tip sheet, Small Wind Testing & Certification, provides clarity on the testing and certification process, as well as 5 key steps for manufacturers.
The IRS guidance requires qualifying small wind manufacturers provide certification issued by an accredited third-party certifier to the AWEA 9.1-2009 standard and medium wind manufacturers (up to 100 kW) to IEC 61400-1, 61400-12-1, and 61400-11.
Intertek provides North America’s only complete small wind testing and certification program. We provide third-party accredited testing and certification services that ensure manufacturers can comply with the new IRS requirements.