A question that I am frequently asked is how well turbines can withstand hurricane force winds. The short answer is that International Standards help to ensure that turbines are built to withstand external conditions that may occur over the expected life of the project.
It is vitally important that equipment manufactured for the renewable energy sector adheres to strict International Standards. This is much easier to ensure when there is a strong and independent system in place for testing and certification.
The first wind turbine certificate has been issued by the IECRE, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications. Developed by industry players, including equipment manufacturers, power producers, insurance companies, test l
Fast-paced development for IECRE – the CA System is now operational. (This post is based on an IEC e-tech article by Claire Marchand, full article here.) Global energy needs are increasing constantly and with the diminishing supply of fossil fuels and rising environmental and safety c