About IEC

Founded in 1906, the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”.


In the renewable energy industry IEC standards have help to guide the safe, and reliable design, manufacture, and deployment of wind turbine generators, solar PV equipment and marine energy generators. This is done through participation of companies, industries and governments in meeting, discussing and developing the International Standards they require.


All IEC International Standards are fully consensus-based and represent the needs of key stakeholders of every nation participating in IEC work. Every participating member country, no matter how large or small, has one vote and a say in what goes into an IEC International Standard.


ARESCA offers a platform for information and interaction for United States companies, industries and governments as they participate in IEC standards development. ARESCA will offer to support IEC committees focused on renewable energy by offering an information platform, and providing cost effective secretariat and administrative service


For further details on IEC activities in various technologies please refer to the renewable technology pages.



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