The laboratory of Istos Renewables is accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by ΕΣΥΔ for wind speed and wind direction measurements are multiple and are summarized as follows: accreditation certificate.

Therefore, our laboratory follows and applies a Quality Management System (QMS) and fulfills the modern requirements for high fidelity and reliability measurements.

The benefits of implementing a QMS as specified in ISO 17025 are:

  • Increase of the laboratory prestige both in Greece and internationally.
  • Valid results, which the customer - internal or external - can trust.
  • Better organization of the laboratory.
  • Recognition of the personnel’s ability.
  • Recognition of the technical capabilities of the laboratory equipment.
  • Investigation of improvement potential of the services that we offer.

In particular, the benefits of accreditation according to ISO / IEC 17025:2005 for wind speed and wind direction measurements are multiple and are summarized as follows:

  • Reliability of wind measurements by:
  • Traceability to the international system of units.
  • Implementation of validated & documented methods
  • That leads to better estimation of Wind Resources.
  • Assessment of measurement uncertainty, which is very important to the sensitivity study of the investor.
  • Reduction of risks before deciding on the implementation of an investment.

The quality policy of our laboratory can be summed up below:

    The laboratory in order to achieve high quality in its services is committed to:
  • Work closely with customers so as to ensure that there is a clear understanding of their needs.
  • Confirm all the agreed requirements between Istos Renewables and customers.
  • Never make a promise that cannot be kept.
  • Provide the necessary tools and training needed to maintain an adequate and effective quality management system.
  • Promote the philosophy that everybody is a customer and supplier of its colleague.
  • Ensure that it makes no compromise in any of its activities, in terms of impartiality and integrity.

Useful terms

Since there is confusion of the terms "certification" and "accreditation", their differences are listed below.

Certification: The process by which a neutral third party gives written assurance that a product, process or service conforms to specific requirements included in standards or other normative documents. The certification is conducted by accredited organizations, so as to ensure the required reliability.

Accreditation: Procedure of official recognition by an appropriate organization so that a person or corporation is able to perform specific activities with documented sufficiency. In other words, it’s the formal recognition that a laboratory is competent to carry out specific calibrations or tests or designated types of calibrations or tests.