Evance Wind Turbines has announced that its 5kW R9000 turbine has achieved full certification from the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC), the US independent body that certifies small turbines that meet or exceed its performance and safety requirements.

The UK designed and manufactured Evance R9000 successfully passed rigorous safety, function, performance and durability testing, in accordance with the AWEA Standard, to become one of four turbines to achieve full certification from the SWCC.

Kevin Parslow, CEO of Evance Wind Turbines, said, “It is great news that we have received full SWCC certification for our R9000 turbine. There are R9000 small wind turbines installed across some 17 US states, and we’re looking to expand this significantly during 2013. Our US customers already know our turbine is highly efficient and durable, however, it’s good to receive independent confirmation from the SWCC – not only promoting consumer confidence and industry credibility, but also helping to establish pathways to qualify for incentives.”