IRS Requires Small Wind Turbines Be Certified to Receive Tax Credit

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.