Wind Energy 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
  • 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.

We deliver fast, expert testing and certification for all aspects of wind turbines including for the following product standards:

North America:

UL 6141Wind Turbines Permitting Entry of Personnel
UL 6142Small Wind Turbine Systems
AWEA 9.1Small Wind Turbine Safety and Performance
CAN/CSA C22.2 NO 272Wind Turbine Electrical Systems
CAN/CSA C61400-1Wind Turbines - Part 1: Design Requirements for Large Wind Turbines
CAN/CSA C61400-2Wind Turbines - Part 2: Design Requirements for Small Wind Turbines
UL 1004-1, -2, -4; CSA C22. No 100Generator and Motor
UL 508C, UL 1741, CAN/CSA C22.2 No 14, CAN/CSA C22.2 No 107.1, UL Subject 6141Converter/Inverter
UL 508A, CAN/CSA C22.2 No 14Pitch, Yaw, Other Control Panels
UL 1446, IEEE 1776, IEC 61857Systems of Insulating Materials

Europe & Type Certification:

EN/IEC 61400-1Wind Turbines - Part 1: Design Requirements for Large Wind Turbines
EN/IEC 61400-2Wind Turbines - Part 2: Design Requirements for Small Wind Turbines
EN/IEC 61400-11Acoustic Noise Measurement Techniques
EN/IEC 61400-12-1Power Performance Measurements of Electricity Producing Wind Turbines
EN/IEC 61400-13Measurement of Mechanical Loads
EN/IEC 61400-14Declaration of Apparent Sound Power Level and Tonality Values
EN/IEC 61400-21Measurement 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, -11Safety of Machinery - Electrical Equipment of Machines, Low and Medium Voltage
EN/IEC ISO 14121-1Safety of Machinery - Risk Assessment - Part 1: Principles
EN 50308Wind Turbines Protective Measures Requirements for Design, Operation, and Maintenance
2006/95/ECLow Voltage Directive
2006/42/ECMachinery Directive
2004/108/ECElectromagnetic Compatibility Directive
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