When manufacturers apply for a new ICC-SRCC certification, they provide basic information needed to get the process started. But once we get underway, we will need more detailed information about your product to confirm that it complies with standards and to generate performance ratings (if applicable). The information needed varies depending on the certification being […]
No. ENERGY STAR certification under the Residential Water Heater Program is only available for complete solar water heating systems. The entire system must be certified under the OG-300 program to qualify for ENERGY STAR. And since OG-300 systems must make use of a solar thermal collector certified as a component to OG-100, all ENERGY STAR […]
No. The ENERGY STAR Residential Water Heater Certification is only available for water heaters that use at least some amount of fuel – electricity, gas, oil or propane. Therefore, solar-only water heating systems are not eligible for ENERGY STAR Certification from ICC-SRCC. But – solar-only systems are eligible for OG-300 certification.
Not necessarily. ENERGY STAR certification is not required to obtain the OG-300 Puerto Rico Supplement. But if a manufacturer has ENERGY STAR certification for the system through ICC-SRCC, it will be noted on the supplement.
There are several ways to find ENERGY STAR certified solar water heaters: EPA ENERGY STAR Certified Product List. This list is maintained by the U.S. EPA and contains information on ALL ENERGY STAR certified water heaters (gas, electric and solar). ICC-SRCC Listing Directory. Each manufacturer with solar water heaters certified to ENERGY STAR by ICC-SRCC […]
ENERGY STAR certification demonstrates to potential customers that the product not only passes the minimum standards in OG-300, but it also meets performance criteria. The warranty requirements demonstrate that the product is well-supported by the manufacturer. Certification holders have the right to display the well-recognized ENERGY STAR label (in accordance with program brand requirements). The […]
The U.S. EPA sets the requirements for solar water heaters seeking certification under their Residential Water Heater Program as follows in v.4 of the Residential Water Heater Specification: System must be OG-300 certified System must include a backup water heating source using electricity or gas Solar Uniform Energy Factor (SUEF) > 1.8 for electric and […]