Skystream is first turbine to conform to UL 6142 Standard for Small Wind Turbines
DENVER - June 19, 2011 - Southwest Windpower today received the wind industry's first UL classification for a small wind turbine. With Skystream 3.7 now certified with the UL 6142 Standard for Small Turbines, this demonstrates that the turbine complies to important safety standards for customers, and it clears the way to be installed in any state in the nation that requires this certification.
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. Electrical inspectors and consumers know and trust the UL Mark and this certification enables Southwest Windpower access to the entire U.S. market.
“After a lot of effort and rigorous testing with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) we are excited to be the first and only small wind turbine that can have the well-known UL mark,” said Greg Erdmann, VP Sales and Marketing at Southwest Windpower. “This will enable us to expand our markets into other areas of the country that require NRTL certification while knowing that our turbine has gone through extensive safety testing.”
“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 and 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.”
About Southwest Windpower
Southwest Windpower has been designing and distributing small wind turbines since 1987 and is the recognized global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of small wind systems. A pioneer in wind technology development, Southwest Windpower has built and shipped more than 170,000 wind turbines to over 120 countries worldwide with a sales representation in over 88 countries. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., the company manufactures in Flagstaff, Ariz. and has operations in Cologne, Germany. Southwest Windpower systems can be applied at residential homes, commercial properties, micro-grids, remote cabins, telecom transmitters, offshore platforms, water pumping and desalination projects. Southwest Windpower is the manufacturer of Skystream™, Whisper™ and AIR™ lines of wind energy systems. www.windenergy.com
UL is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years of proven history. Employing nearly 9,000 professionals in 46 countries, UL is evolving the future of safety with five distinct business units - Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Verification and Knowledge Services - to meet the expanding needs of customers and the global public. For more information on UL's family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing and certification facilities, go to UL.com.
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