TUV NEL, and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), announced a new initiative that will assist the growth of the UK’s wind energy industry.
TUV NEL’s new initiative will see the expansion of the company’s Myres
Hill wind turbine test site. The latest funding for? GBP 750,000 will
help support the development of 10 new test pads at Myres Hill test site
for public use by industry, certification and test organisations. In
addition, TUV NEL will also carry out a DECC sponsored research and
development project to investigate some of the issues surrounding the
implementation of the standards established under the Microgeneration
Certification Scheme (MCS), which was introduced in 2006 to verify the
performance, reliability, and safety of wind turbines. Other benefits of
the project include more appropriate test standards and improved test
procedures. Small wind turbine users will also benefit from improved
confidence in product yield data, durability and safety. TUV NEL will
work in collaboration with NaREC, BRE Global and British Board of
Agrément, as well as with a number of manufacturers, test laboratories
and certification bodies to administer this project.