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ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
September 10, 2018
Contact: Whitney Doll
(202) 568-1798

ICC-SWCC awards Dakota Turbines a certification for its DT-25 wind turbine

The DT-25 is a small, energy efficient wind turbine intended to power a small farm, ranch or business

Brea, Calif. – The Small Wind Certification Council (ICC-SWCC), a program of the ICC Evaluation Service, awarded Dakota Turbines a certification for its DT-25 wind turbine. The SWCC-13-06 certification demonstrates compliance with the Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard (AWEA 9.1-2009) and verifies that the DT-25 meets rigorous performance, safety and durability requirements.

ICC-SWCC thoroughly examined Dakota Turbine’s product information, test reports, calculations and other factors to ensure that the turbine meets all requirements of the ICC-SWCC Small Wind Turbine Program. The DT-25 turbine is a horizontal axis, 25 kW (nominal), 3-bladed turbine with a rotor diameter of 12.8 m intended to power a small farm, ranch or business. ICC-SWCC rated its annual energy production at 47,800 kWh per year and 23.9 kW rated power at 11 m/s wind, and a rated sound level of 33.8 dB(A).

“ICC-SWCC congratulates Dakota Turbines for achieving their first small wind turbine certification,” said ICC Evaluation Service Vice President of Technical Services Shawn Martin. “They join other top manufacturers in attaining invaluable, third-party performance ratings for their products through our programs.”

“Dakota Turbines is proud to be recognized as the latest to achieve ICC-SWCC Small Wind Turbine certification,” said President of Dakota Turbines Cris Somerville. “Serious companies with robust products are able to distinguish themselves through this rigorous certification process.”

ICC-SWCC small wind turbine certifications are utilized by numerous incentive programs, regulations and codes in many states and countries, including the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The ITC was reinstated in February 2018 for small wind turbines, providing a significant, 30% tax credit for the costs of equipment and installation of wind turbines under 100 kW.

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The Small Wind Certification Council (ICC-SWCC), a program of the ICC Evaluation Service, is accredited to certify small and medium wind turbines that meet or exceed the requirements of specified standards. Designed to promote consumer confidence and mainstream acceptance of small and medium wind technology, ICC-SWCC certification standardizes North American reporting of turbine performance.

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