Small wind, as a still relatively new and immature technology, requires clear quality and safety standards that serves the industry as guidelines. Currently small wind standards exist on the international level and in a number of individual countries.

Compact database of standards:

CanadaCanadian Wind Turbine Codes and Standards
JapanJSWTA Standard (JSWTA 0001:2013. Revised 2013.06.01)
NetherlandsRegeling Groencertificaten Elektriciteitswet
United KingdomRenewableUK Small Wind Turbine Standard (formerly BWEA Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard)
United States of AmericaAWEA Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard


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