Small Wind Certification
Intertek offers a complete solution for Small Wind Certification. We provide manufacturers a cost-effective and flexible process with some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry.
Intertek has the only complete solution for Small Wind testing and certification for the North American market. As experts in worldwide regulatory compliance, Intertek boasts the most efficient Global Small Wind compliance approach, offering all aspects of certification.
Our services include:
- AWEA 9.1 Standard Testing and Certification
- Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
- Electrical Safety (National Electric Code and Canadian Electric Code)
- BWEA (British Wind Energy Association)
- CE Marking
- Type Certification
- ETL Certification for Electrical Component and Subassemblies including Generators, Inverters, Controllers and all other components
- Static Wind Turbine Blade Testing
Small Wind Turbine Test Facility
Intertek operates an open air test site for small wind turbines in Otisco, NY, USA. The site, together with Intertek’s nearby lab, is the only wind turbine testing facility in North America that is operated by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) capable of providing small wind turbine system and electrical component certifications.
Intertek also works with manufacturers to test at their sites, or on other sites available for public/private wind turbine testing. Intertek’s small wind test center is a Regional Test Center (RTC) in partnership with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In addition to safety, durability and performance testing, the test center provides data to determine product eligibility for government incentive programs. For more information and to view the test reports, visit our NREL Small Wind Reports page.
We deliver fast, expert testing and certification for all aspects of wind turbines including for the following product standards:
|UL Subject 6140, NFPA 79||Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery for Electrical
System of Wind Turbines and Major Components Such as Gearboxes
|AWEA 9.1||Small Wind Turbine Safety and Performance|
|CAN/CSA C61400-1||Wind Turbines - Part 1: Design Requirements for Large Wind Turbines|
|CAN/CSA C61400-2||Wind Turbines - Part 2: Design Requirements for Small Wind Turbines|
|UL 1004-1, -2, -4; CSA C22. No 100||Generator and Motor|
|UL 508C, UL 1741, CAN/CSA C22.2 No 14, CAN/CSA C22.2 No 107.1, UL Subject 6141||Converter/Inverter|
|UL 508A, CAN/CSA C22.2 No 14||Pitch, Yaw, Other Control Panels|
|UL 1446, IEEE 1776, IEC 61857||Systems of Insulating Materials|
Europe & Type Certification:
|EN/IEC 61400-1||Wind Turbines - Part 1: Design Requirements for Large Wind Turbines|
|EN/IEC 61400-2||Wind Turbines - Part 2: Design Requirements for Small Wind Turbines|
|EN/IEC 61400-11||Acoustic Noise Measurement Techniques|
|EN/IEC 61400-12-1||Power Performance Measurements of Electricity Producing Wind Turbines|
|EN/IEC 61400-13||Measurement of Mechnical Loads|
|EN/IEC 61400-14||Declaration of Apparent Sound Power Level and Tonality Values|
|EN/IEC 61400-21||Measurement and Assessment of Power Quality Characteristics of Grid Connected Wind Turbines|
|EN ISO 12100-1 & 2||Safety of Machinery - Basic Concepts, General Principles for Design|
|EN/IEC 60204-1, -11||Safety of Machinery - Electrical Equipment of Machines, Low and Medium Voltage|
|EN/IEC ISO 14121-1||Safety of Machinery - Risk Assessment - Part 1: Principles|
|EN 50308||Wind Turbines Protective Measures Requirements for Design, Operation, and Maintenance|
|2006/95/EC||Low Voltage Directive|
|2004/108/EC||Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive|
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