The SRCC currently operates two major solar programs: collector certification (OG-100), and heating system certification (OG-300). The OG-100 collector certification program applies to that part of a solar energy system that is exposed to the sun and collects the sun’s heat. The collectors can be used to heat water, air or other heat transfer media. The OG-300 rating and certification program for solar hot water systems integrates results of collector tests with a performance model for the entire systems and determines whether systems meet minimum standards for system durability, reliability, safety and operation. Factors affecting total system design, installation, maintenance and service are also evaluated.
Certifications are important if you are considering purchasing a solar collector. Certifications provide product credibility and a seal of assurance, comparison data, product performance data, and minimum design standards that must be met. Below are the certifications that Solene has earned.