Wind Energy

As the popularity of wind turbines increases, so does the need for greater confidence in their ability to perform as designed, both safely and reliably.

Wind TurbineTestingNEL - Wind Turbine Test and Certification

From the National Wind Energy Centre (NWEC), NEL’s UK test site located in Scotland, in the heart of Europe’s largest onshore wind farm,  NEL is a UKAS-accredited testing laboratory (No. 0230) and can provide a complete range of wind turbine tests compliant with IEC 61400 (Conformity Testing and Certification).

Wind turbine tests include:

  • Power performance
  • Acoustics
  • Loads measurement
  • Design evaluation
  • Electrical conformance
  • Our MCS test reports are accepted by SWCC and many other global certification bodies.

Find out more about our Testing at NEL.

Wind Turbine Certification

NEL is also a UKAS accredited certification body No. 4496, which means we are uniquely positioned with our team of wind turbine certification experts to provide our customers with the full 3rd party wind turbine certification package.  This ensures that manufacturers can access global markets quickly and competitively.

MCS Certification to ISO 17065

  • Technical (design) file evaluation
  • Factory Production Control (FPC) Audits
  • UKAS accredited

Current wind turbines we have certified under the MCS include:

Get your wind turbine certification today!

Confidentiality Statement

All information obtained or created during the performance of certification activities is considered proprietary information and is regarded as confidential. The Certification Body of NEL (TUV SUD Ltd) will inform the client, in advance, of the information it intends to place in the public domain, except the information which is required by law or authorised by contractual arrangement.

If you wish to submit a complaint about a small wind turbine certified by NEL under the UK Microgeneration Scheme, please see NEL Complaint Procedures and submit an appeal or complaint.

Publicly available information, Complaints Quick Guide, NEL Complaint Guidelines, Complaint Registration Form.  For other useful scheme governance, please see MCS Complaints Procedure, and additional complaint guidance.