A small wind turbines developer has received the wind industry’s first UL classification for a small wind turbine. The Skystream 3.7 from Southwest Wind power is now certified with the UL 6142 Standard for Small Turbines. This demonstrates that the turbine complies with important safety standards for customers, and it clears the way for installation in any state in the nation that requires this certification. Southwest Wind power manufactures the Skystream, Whisper, and AIR lines of wind turbines.
UL 6142 Safety for Small Wind Turbine Systems was adopted to comply with National Electrical Code electrical safety standards. Manufacturers and installers now have a reliable and predictable path toward successful installation and inspection of small wind systems.
“Achieving UL certification indicates to consumers and inspectors that Southwest Windpower meets the mandatory safety requirements for installation across the U.S.,” said Jeff Smidt, Vice President & General Manager – Energy and Industrial Systems at UL. “The UL mark on the Skystream 3.7 turbine demonstrates our joint commitment to safe, clean energy.”