2 Small Wind Turbines Qualify for Unified List

January 31, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

The Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), a project of the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), added the Osiris 10 and Kestrel e400nb, two fully certified small wind turbines, to its Unified List of wind turbines. The turbines join six others on ITAC’s small wind turbine list, meeting eligibility criteria that address both the business practices of manufacturers and the performance and reliability of turbines with a rotor swept area of less than 200m2 (meters squared).

The Osiris 10 is a new entrant to the US market—only two units are in operation here. The turbine is manufactured by global small wind turbine system manufacturer, Osiris Energy, headquartered in Shanghai. In October of 2013, the Osiris 10 achieved certification to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) 9.1 standard from Intertek, a nationally recognized testing laboratory.

The Kestrel e400nb is also making its US debut; the company is a subsidiary of Eveready Diversified Products, based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The turbine received certification to the AWEA 9.1 standard in February 2013 from the Small Wind Certification Council, an independent accredited certification body.

The addition of these turbines to the ITAC Unified List will increase customers’ choices.

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