Special Reliability Workshop October 23, Albuquerque, NM USA

Posted on 11 Dec, 2018

The Agenda and Presentations for the Special Reliability Workshop held on October 23 in Albuquerque, NM can be located on the ARESCA Downloads Page. Go To Aresca Downloads Page  


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How well can Wind Turbines withstand Hurricanes?

Posted on 25 Sep, 2018

In this recent article Sandy Butterfield, discusses the IEC standards that specify the design requirements for wind turbines exposed to severe wind storms, such as hurricanes and typhoons.   For additional margin the latest revision of the IEC 61400-1 increases the design wind speed that wind turbine suppliers and wind farm designers must use.


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IEC: Key role of certification showcased at international marine event

Posted on 17 Sep, 2018

International experts have met in Chinese Taipei to boost the burgeoning marine energy industry by laying the foundations for a global network of testing and certification bodies. Click on the link to view the report. Go to the Report


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World Reaches 1,000GW of Wind and Solar, Keeps Going

Posted on 31 Aug, 2018

ARESCA celebrates this important milestone. For details go to:


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ARESCA Announces Why Standards and Certification Is Important

The American Renewable Energy Standards and Certification Association (ARESCA), is a Vermont non-profit Section 50l(c)(6) organization formed in 2015 to foster renewable energy sta


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Updates of IEC standards published recently

Edition 3 for qualification testing of PV module designs combines IEC 61215 and IEC 61646. The first 6 parts are published; other parts will be published in the next few months.


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ARESCA Web Site Goes Live

ARESCA launched it’s website,, to provide a platform for renewable energy standards and certification activity. The website provides an overview of ARESCA’s l


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ARESCA submits a proposal to administer the USNC for IECRE

ARESCA submitted a proposal to ANSI (American national Standards Institute) to provide administrative services as the Secretariat for the US National Committee of IECRE. The propos


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First Certificate Under the IECRE System is Issued to VESTAS

The first turbine certificate under the new IECRE (International Electrotechnical Commission Renewable Energy) system was issued on October 27


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