ArcVera Renewables, a leading international provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and storage projects, is now one of the first companies based in the United States approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission – Renewable Energy (IECRE) to operate as a Renewable Energy Testing Laboratory. IECRE is the IEC system for certification to standards relating to equipment for use in renewable energy applications. IECRE approval validates the quality of ArcVera’s wind turbine PPT processes and the thoroughness of its quality management system.
The IECRE process included a thorough audit by a set of industry peers who reviewed ArcVera’s procedures and processes, which were approved as being consistent with industry best practices.
“With the achievement of IECRE accreditation, ArcVera can now pursue testing on several types of turbines and perform accredited power curve tests to the IEC 61400-12-1 standard, including all of the subtasks of such tests, such as terrain and obstacle assessments, site calibration, test planning, equipment installation, and test execution”, said Matt Cramer, Business Development Manager. Matt Cramer recently joined ArcVera to lead the business development of power performance testing services.
IECRE is the leading internationally accepted conformity assessment system for renewable energy; its harmonized accreditation requirements ensure both quality and consistency throughout the global renewable-energy industry. The ubiquity of IECRE accreditation has contributed to improvement of efficiency and lowered the cost of bringing projects online, and has thus been a major catalyst in the gradual global transition to sustainable energy. IECRE is focused on facilitating international trade in renewable-energy-related equipment and services in a way that maintains the required level of safety and quality.
“We are thrilled to lead the way in the US Wind Energy Industry with IECRE approval for power performance testing. As more companies follow ArcVera’s lead and obtain IECRE approval, it should raise the bar on quality for the entire industry,” said John Bosche, President & Principal Mechanical Engineer.
To date, ArcVera has completed over 25 PPTs on more than 2GW of renewable projects for leading industry players. With IECRE approval achieved, the ArcVera team is excited to be able to increase those numbers and solidify itself even more as a PPT services leader in the industry. ArcVera also represents the United States on the IEC committee, which develops standards for wind turbine power performance testing (61400-12-1), nacelle lidar power performance testing (61400-50-3), and energy assessments (61400-15).
About ArcVera Renewables
ArcVera Renewables provides finance-grade consulting and technical services for wind, solar, storage and hybrid renewable energy projects worldwide. For the last four decades, ArcVera Renewables has been dedicated to delivering next-generation innovation in renewable energy to meet the needs of landowners, project developers, investors, project owners, and operators globally. ArcVera provides technically sound and accuracy-driven technical services, including prospecting and resource assessment, independent technical and financial engineering, as well as plant optimization, operations, and repowering. For more information, please visit www.ArcVera.com.
IECRE is the internationally accepted conformity assessment system for all power plants producing, storing, or converting energy from renewable sources; accreditation is available for entities in marine energy, solar PV energy, and wind energy. Founded in 2014, this harmonized certification system ensures that essential quality and safety standards are met; as a result, reliable performance can consistently be expected. IECRE aims to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in Renewable Energy Sectors while maintaining the required level of safety.
IECRE’s systematic conformity assessment ensures uniformity of: implementation and mutual recognition between certification bodies and test labs; implementation and delivery of information by suppliers, sub-suppliers, end users, and others providing documentation for certification; and implementation and clear understanding of all suppliers, sub-suppliers, end users, and other applicants for the elements and modules as well as reports, statements, and certificates of the certification processes.