The Wind Energy Institute of Canada and Eocycle Technologies Sign Contract for Testing the Eocycle 25kW Wind Turbine relative to AWEA and MCS Standards for Certification

20 Dec, 2012
North Cape, Prince Edward Island

The Wind Energy Institute of Canada (Institute) and Eocycle Technologies Inc, (Eocycle) are pleased to announce the signing of a contract for testing services leading to product certification for Eocycle's EO-25/12 25kW direct-drive wind turbine.

The Institute will be responsible for conducting tests for power performance, safety, function, duration and acoustics emissions to both the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard and the International Energy Commission (IEC) 61400 series of standards and for preparing test reports. These tests are part of the process undertaken by Eocycle to receive AWEA and UK MCS certifications for the EO-25/12 wind turbine.

Installing foundations and unpacking Nacelle

The Wind Energy Institute of Canada, located at North Cape, Prince Edward Island is a not for profit, independent research and testing institute. Its mission is to advance the development of wind energy across Canada through research and demonstration, testing leading to certification, training and public education, and collaboration. The Institute’s location and its access to a multi-seasoned wind resource make it an excellent choice for testing wind systems of any size.

Small wind turbines are defined as having a swept area of less than 200m2. They utilize wind energy to produce clean, emissions-free electric power for individual homes, farms, and small businesses. In some cases, excess energy can be sold back to the grid. The Institute has been doing power performance and durability testing since 1981.

Another major project the Institute is working on now is their Wind R&D Park. In 2010, the Wind Energy Institute was awarded a five year, $12 million federal grant from the “Clean Energy Fund” to demonstrate the economic and technical feasibility of wind energy storage in Canada. The demonstration will feature 5 wind turbines - generating capacity of 10 MW, a utility sized electricity storage system and the examination of grid integration technologies to increase the economic viability of intermittent electricity generation (wind, solar, tidal, etc.).

Installing the Eocycle 25kW Wind Turbine

Eocycle Technologies, a Canadian company with workplaces in Gaspé and Lévis, Québec, is a designer and manufacturer of permanent magnet electric generators and motors for low-speed, high-torque applications. Eocycle is also involved in the renewable energy sector, and particularly in wind energy with its 25kW wind turbine and generator products. For more information:

Contact for additional information:

Karen Kinch Claude Bourget
Wind Energy Institute of Canada Eocycle Technologies Inc
Office 1-902-882-4126 Office 1-418-833-9026 ext 225

Wind Energy Institute of Canada
21741 Route 12 Tignish, PEI C0B 2B0
Tel: 902-882-2746 Fax: 902-882-3823

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