No. OG-100 certification is required for the SOLERGY label in North America since the performance data from that program is used to determine the ratings on the label. The same is true for the SOLERGY label in the EU, where Solar Keymark certification is required. Technical performance ratings and certification are central to the SOLERGY […]
No. Membership in the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN) is not required to qualify for the SOLERGY label. The GSCN does promote the use of the SOLERGY label worldwide as a means of describing the benefits of solar thermal technologies and of product certification.
The is a yearly fee for the label, and the cost depends on the type of collectors. Please contact SRCC for a quote for your specific collectors.
DIN CERTCO, SHI and ICC-SRCC are studying the expansion of the SOLERGY label to other regions and collector types (like unglazed collectors for pool heating). Stay tuned for future announcements!
Liquid heating solar thermal collectors with active OG-100 certifications of the following types may apply for the SOLERGY label:
Yes! Qualifying solar thermal collectors may have both labels.
For North American SOLERGY labels (U.S., Canada & Mexico) manufacturers should apply directly to ICC-SRCC through the customer portal. For the EU version of the SOLERGY label, manufacturers should continue to apply to DIN CERTCO.
No. The SOLERGY label is available for use in addition to OG-100 certification. OG-100 certified solar thermal collectors must still meet the labeling requirements established by the ICC 901/SRCC 100 standard and the OG-100 program.
No. The SOLERGY label is not currently mandated in the U.S., Canada or any other location. It is a voluntary eco-label available to manufacturers looking for ways to communicate the performance of their products.
SOLERGY is an eco-label for solar thermal collectors developed originally by DIN CERTCO and the Solar Heat Initiative (SHI) in 2016. The design originated with the European Energy Label (ErP), which provides easy-to-read information the energy consumption of many devices in the EU. DIN CERTCO and the Solar Heat Initiative (SHI) recognized the need for […]