Wind Power

New Standards Set for British Wind

The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) has launched a new Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard that will allow consumers that are planning to install small wind systems the ability to compare products.

The standard is the result of extended testing of turbines in operational conditions. Now consumers will be able to compare power outputs and noise and have an additional assurance of quality, as the turbines have to pass a rigorous 2000+ hours of testing.

“Although small wind is a young and emerging technology, the UK industry is leading the global sector. The publication of the new BWEA Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard demonstrates that the UK small wind industry is committed to transparency, customer satisfaction and safety standards,” said Alex Murley, BWEA small systems manager.