Recommended Practices for Wind Turbine Testing and Evaluation: Consumer Label for Small Wind Turbines

Task 27 Recommended Practice

As the market for small wind turbines increases it was recognised that consumers have a need to easily compare the different products available in the market. IEA Wind Task 27 was tasked to develop a consumer label and its objective during this work has been to address the following issues:

  • Provide information that is relevant to the consumer when making purchase decisions (estimated energy output, indicator of durability, acoustic parameters)
  • Summarize the detailed test results to comparable metrics
  • Encourage high-quality testing by having the label based on international standards and systems
  • Provide the consumer labels and test summary reports on the internet.

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