ICC-SRCC™ ENERGY STAR® RESIDENTIAL WATER HEATER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Solar Water Heating Systems

The EPA ENERGY STAR® Residential Water Heater Program took effect in 2009 for a range of water heater types – including solar water heaters. SRCC became an EPA-Recognized Certification Body for Solar Water Heaters in 2013.

The program determines eligibility for certification based on:

  • Manufacturer is a current ENERGY STAR® partner organization
  • Solar Energy Factor (SEF) > 1.8 for electric backup and > 1.2 for gas backup
  • Warranty: > 10 years for collector, > 6 years on sealed system, > 2 years on controls and > 1 year for piping and parts
  • OG-300 certification

ENERGY STAR ® certified products are listed on the Certified Products List providing recognition and proof of certification. Manufacturers must become a partner organization and are also subject to annual reporting requirements under the program.

*See the Water Heater Key Product Criteria page for details.

BENEFITS

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WIDESPREAD NORTH AMERICAN ACCEPTANCE
ENERGY STAR® certifications are well-known tools that demonstrate product performance and quality to consumers.
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OG-300 INTEGRATION
No additional testing is needed. If you have OG-300 certification and you meet the performance and warranty requirements, your product is eligible for certification.
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ENERGY STAR® DIRECTORY
Many consumers turn to the ENERGY STAR® Certified Products List when researching products. By getting your product certified, you ensure that products can be easily located.

 
To learn more about the ENERGY STAR® Residential Solar Water Heater certification program, click on any of the links provided, or contact us at srcc@solar-rating.org.