Southwest Windpower gets GL certificate for small wind turbine - report
Aug 22, 2011 - US small wind turbine maker Southwest Windpower has received GL Renewables Certification for its 2.4 kW Skystream 3.7 small wind turbine, green energy news portal RenewableEnergyFocus.com reported today.
The certificate was granted by German certification body Germanischer Lloyd (GL) Group.
The Statement of Compliance issued by GL confirms that Skystream meets the requirements of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standard, "Design requirements for small wind turbines", for safety philosophy, quality assurance and engineering of the turbine, and the GL "Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines" about load assumptions and design verification.
Skystream is an all-inclusive down-wind direct-drive wind turbine with integrated controls and inverter. The turbine can produce 400 kWh of electricity per month in average wind speeds, according to the website.