DWEA has adopted the following Code of Ethics as a guide for its members. The purpose of this guide is to encourage high standards and integrity within the distributed wind energy industry:

  1. Represent the Distributed Wind Industry with integrity, good will and in good faith.
  2. Design, build, install, operate and maintain distributed wind systems and system components in a manner consistent with public health and safety, published industry standards and environmental values.
  3. Conduct business and all other activities in a manner that conforms to the letter and intent of local, state and federal laws, including ordinances, zoning, construction codes and other regulations.
  4. Participate in testing, reporting and certifications as needed to ensure that equipment, installation and other activities are performed with the highest level of skill and to the highest industry standards.
  5. Present wind turbine generator system test results, performance claims and projections that are realistic and verifiable, and present such data in a format consistent with published AWEA performance standards testing and reporting criteria.
  6. Follow industry standard guidelines and timetables regarding R&D, product development, testing, beta-testing, marketing and deployment; this includes content, disclosure and order of occurrence
  7. Present economic benefits of wind turbine generator system ownership, to the industry and to the public, in a realistic and verifiable manner that fairly represents available wind resources, energy value and incentives.
  8. Conform to the letter and intent of federal and state tax credit laws and other incentive programs, and fairly present expectations of tax benefits to potential purchasers
  9. Clearly provide full disclosure, in plain language, about the affects of tower height on a wind turbine’s production and durability
  10. Properly assess potential distributed wind installation sites and make proposals to end-users, grantors (or other funding sources) that include consideration of the specific site conditions. Assessments and proposals should represent full, fair and verifiable information.
  11. Fulfill promptly and completely all contractual obligations, provide fair and reasonable warranties on products and services, and provide applicable warranty service on a timely basis.
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