Certification of Wind Turbines Hits Its Stride
It has long been a goal of many in the small wind industry to certify wind turbines so that consumers can accurately compare the wide variety of wind turbine products on the market. Currently, two organizations, the Small Wind Certification Council [SWCC] and Intertek, award certifications to qualified small wind turbines, providing independent confirmation by an accredited certification body that the wind turbine has been tested and designed according to the requirements of the AWEA Standard.
NEW YORK: Blade Test Facility Opens at Clarkson University
The Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CECET) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) joined Clarkson University in announcing the grand opening of a new Blade Test Facility that will test the strength and rigidity of small and medium-scale wind turbine blades. The CECET Blade Test Facility serves manufacturers...