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If you are in the renewable energy industry, then DNV’s independent accredited certification services offer you the best route to gaining customer confidence.

Adding business value through certification

The life cycle of projects that facilitated the progress of the renewable energy market is nearing maturity stage. As the industry is evolving, new innovative projects forecast to continue the growth will need to demonstrate their capabilities, whilst the focus on the long-term performance of traditional technologies remains of high importance. 

Over the past decade, the certification market has supported pioneering advances across the renewables industry by improving the reliability of products and projects.

When every megawatt counts, we create ultimate certainty

Stakeholders select equipment that is proven to operate as it was designed, tested and manufactured. It is crucial that wind turbine or solar inverter manufacturers give their customers maximum assurance that their designs are up to specification.
Additionally, companies want assurances that site specific wind, wave & tidal or solar projects are reliable, safe and commercially profitable, with all risks mitigated. This is particularly invaluable for pioneering new projects which are pushing the boundaries of technical and engineering knowledge and capabilities – and which require reliable operation and risk management at all times. An independent third party certificate is crucial to demonstrate the quality and long-term performance of the product or project. Our goal is to build trust between our customer and their stakeholders by qualifying their new technologies, based on our independent flexible certification approach and proven technical expertise.

Building trust

Based on our independent approach and proven technical expertise, we help you qualify new technologies and build trust between you and your stakeholders. Our independent certificate is accepted and renowned around the world and helps you demonstrate the value of investment based on the recognised quality and long-term performance of your products.
Our certification services play an important role in minimizing the number of design errors and creating confidence in the industry among manufacturers, developers, owners, finance and insurance companies as well as regulatory authorities.

Moving the renewable energy industry forward

We are at the cutting edge of establishing industry defining projects and technologies. We have worked with our customers and assisted the evolution of technology from the very beginning – But most notably, we write and define new standards rather than just following them – having published more than 40 service documents (service specifications, standards and recommended practices) which cover offshore wind, onshore wind, wave & tidal and solar. We help you to better understand and manage risks and make sound, informed decisions based on facts. We are able to do this through:

  • More than 40 years’ experience in wind energy
  • The biggest global certification workforce
  • Our involvement in 75% of all offshore wind farms as a certification body
  • Customer expertise - eight out of ten top turbine manufacturers worldwide rely on the added value of a DNV certificate
  • Our technological knowledge, having certified the biggest turbines in the market right now
  • Our certification services, spanning across the entire project lifecycle: from conceptual design to lifetime extension and beyond, supporting you throughout your project development phases

Pushing the boundaries

Whatever the future holds, we will continue pushing the boundaries of renewable certifications and guide you through new technologies and concepts, to support the decision making for sound financial investments. 


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Guidelines and Technical Notes

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