Renewable Energy

We offer a range of specialist services for the renewable energy industry, taking into account the essence of European safety standards, offering advice, support and testing.

Today’s fastest growing renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, tidal, wave, and photovoltaic (PV) power provide both opportunities and challenges in order to meet the expectations of energy from sustainable sources.

Harnessing renewable energy provides technical challenges, ranging from the unpredictability of the natural energy sources themselves through to the reliability of the technology to transfer the energy into electrical power. This is made harder by the often remote locations of installations.

Renewable Energy Compliance Services

York EMC Services is an established, independent organisation offering a range of services to enable manufacturers, installers and operators to deliver power safely and reliably. Our test engineers and consultants can work as independent specialists or as part of a larger team, assisting the renewable energy industry with regulatory compliance issues.

Testing

In addition to consultancy and training services, our accredited test laboratories offer pre-compliance and compliance testing for renewable energy products and also offer on-site testing and electromagnetic site surveys.

Please refer to our UKAS schedule for full details of specific standards we are accredited to and contact us for a full list of standards we can test to.

EMC

  • Assessment and guidance relating to CENELEC Technical report CLC/TR50373
  • EMC Management for single or multiple WTGs, PV, tidal and wave plants as part of a fixed installation under the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
  • Product system and sub-system testing for equipment and apparatus intended to be integrated into a WTG, PV, tidal and wave plants
  • EMC design consultancy and testing for high power electronics, WTG convertor and inverter systems
  • On-site EMC surveys to identify electromagnetic threats

EMF

  • EMF assessments of installations to ICNIRP and European Directive requirements
  • On-site EMF surveys and audits

Electrical Safety testing

  • Electrical safety assessments of installed systems
  • Electrical safety assessments of equipment and apparatus to be integrated into a wind turbine installation

Radio Testing

  • Radio assessment for a wide range of devices that could be used in the renewable industry

Computational Modelling

We offer computational modelling of the effect of disturbing electromagnetic signals such as radio, TV and mobile telecommunications by moving objects, for example wind turbine blades.

Training

We offer training at various levels, from one-day Essentials courses through to five-day fundamentals helping manufacturers and their supply chains to achieve on-going compliance to a number of CE Marking Directives including the EMC, Low Voltage and Radio Equipment Directives.