Clean Energy Group ITAC Press Release
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Jan. 30, 2014, the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), a project of the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), added the Osiris 10 and Kestrel e400nb, two fully certified small wind turbines, to its Unified List of wind turbines.. The turbines join six others on ITAC’s small wind turbine list; these turbines meet ITAC’s listing requirements, a unique set of eligibility criteria that address both the business practices of manufacturers and the performance and reliability of turbines with a rotor swept area of less than 200m2 (meters squared). The list is used by ITAC-member clean energy programs across the United States that have pooled resources to efficiently review and evaluate turbines. The list has been developed to boost consumer confidence in distributed wind and to ensure that taxpayer and rate-payer funding supports the installation of reliable and safe wind energy technology.
The Osiris 10 is a new entrant to the U.S. market—only two units are in operation here. The turbine is manufactured by global small wind turbine system manufacturer, Osiris Energy, headquartered in Shanghai. In October of 2013, the Osiris 10 achieved certification to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) 9.1 standard from Intertek, a nationally recognized testing laboratory. The turbine exceeded the standard’s duration test criteria of 90% with an impressive overall operational time of 99.6%. Additionally, the turbine has achieved IEC 61400-2 certification.
The addition of these turbines to the ITAC Unified List will increase customers’ choices; the Osiris 10 is an ideal candidate for lower wind speed locations due to its direct drive permanent magnet generator which allows for high efficiency and high production, with a start-up speed as low as 2.5 m/s.
To view the list of ITAC turbine requirements and the full list of qualified turbines, please visit ITAC’s web page http://www.cleanenergystates.org/projects/ITAC/itac-unified-list-of-wind-turbines/