ENERGY STAR certified products are listed in two places – on the EPA ENERGY STAR Directory and the ICC-SRCC Listing Directory, providing recognition and proof of certification. Plus, OG-300 certified systems are denoted in the OG-300 directory with a yellow star. Manufacturers receiving ENERGY STAR certification are eligible to use the well-known ENERGY STAR mark […]
Certifications are valid for a period of one year and must be renewed annually with SRCC when the OG-300 certification is renewed. Manufacturers must also comply with ongoing annual shipment reporting requirements made directly to the U.S. EPA. The EPA sends the requests for shipment data directly to manufacturers at the beginning of the year, […]
No additional testing is required for ENERGY STAR certification beyond what is necessary for the solar collector or system under the OG-100 and OG-300 programs. To qualify for ENERGY STAR, a solar water heating system must be OG-300 certified. Systems are modeled using TRNSYS software package to determine their SUEF rating for qualification.
No – But you may need it for some incentives. ENERGY STAR certification is not mandated by the U.S. Federal Government or building codes, BUT several incentive programs for solar water heaters do require the certification to qualify. And many manufacturers choose to pursue ENERGY STAR certification for the strong brand recognition among consumers.