Validation and Type Testing
Validation testing is the process in the overall product development that helps verify that the wind turbine (component) is implemented in reality as designed. Type testing in the context of wind turbine type certification, however, helps verifying that the wind turbine (component) is in compliance with relevant and defined standards and rules.
UL provides field and laboratory testing to acquire the data needed to verify wind turbine function, safety, structural integrity, power performance, power quality, and acoustic noise emission characteristics. Besides worldwide testing activities with customer prototypes, UL operates two wind turbine test facilities offering favorable year round wind conditions for the testing of small and large wind turbines for extended periods.