This service provides ICC-SRCC clients with a tool to obtain OG-300 performance ratings for the manufacturer to evaluate changes to existing systems and potential new system designs. Thermal performance ratings are developed using SRCC’s proprietary OG-300 computer models within the TRNSYS platform, using the same input conditions, localized weather data and thermal loads used for OG-300 ratings. The results are provided for geographic locations selected by the manufacturer from those currently included in the OG-300 rating program.
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The ICC-SRCC Certification Ratings Information Service provides subscribers with regularly updated datasets comprised of all published OG-100 and/or OG-300 performance values. The data can be used by jurisdictions or incentive programs to assess product compliance and current performance ratings.
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Site-Specific Product Evaluations provide certifications or listings for solar thermal products are systems that are custom or are not anticipated to be replicated or mass-produced. Unlike “traditional” ICC-SRCC certifications and listings, Site-Specific Evaluations are valid only for a specific project and location. These evaluations are available for any product or system covered under an existing ICC-SRCC certification and listing program.
This program is designed to address custom or one-off collectors and systems that must show compliance with standards like ICC 901/SRCC 100, ICC 900/SRCC 300, ICC 902/APSP 902/SRCC 400 or NSF 50 to meet code requirements. Optionally, ICC-SRCC ratings can be provided to meet the requirements of incentive and rebate programs. Collectors or systems can be entirely new or can consist of modified versions of products that already have an existing ICC-SRCC certification or listing. And if clients find that they need to convert a Site-Specific Evaluation to a “traditional” certification, ICC-SRCC makes the process easy and cost-effective.
Examples of projects that may take advantage of the Site-Specific Evaluations include:
- Unique commercial system designs
- Residential systems where a significant modification is necessary for an existing OG-300 system
- One-time variants of OG-100 certified collectors
- Unique solar pool heating system designs
Successful Site-Specific Evaluations are issued an OG-100, OG-300 or OG-400 certificate or a listing to relevant I-Codes or Uniform Codes. Unlike “traditional” certifications and listings, the certification or listing indicates the specific project and site where it is valid. It is not posted on the online ICC-SRCC directory, and it is not valid for any other location. Instead, it is designed to be provided to the relevant code officials and incentive programs for that specific project.
The Site-Specific Product Evaluation program provides an important new service that fills a compliance assessment gap for the solar thermal industry. Manufacturers, system designers and installers now have a path to obtain ICC-SRCC’s trusted certifications, even for unique or modified products.
To learn more and to see if your project can take advantage of Site-Specific Evaluations, contact ICC-SRCC.
In today’s global economy, it is of the utmost importance to verify marketing claims in order to better educate consumers. As a result, ICC-SRCC, in conjuction with ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has introduced a new Marketing Claim Verification Program. Through the program, manufacturers can work hand-in-hand with ICC-SRCC and ICC-ES to verify their products’ marketing claims through an objective and impartial process. Click here to learn more about the Marketing Claim Verification Program.
To meet the needs of specific markets above and beyond basic OG-300 certifications, ICC-SRCC offers optional OG-300 Supplements. Supplements provide additional information and ratings added to existing OG-300 system certifications. Three established Supplements are currently available, but others can be provided upon request.
- DOE Draw Pattern Rating Supplement provides performance ratings for solar water heaters using four additional hot water loads established by the U.S. Department of Energy. The four draw patterns used are based on the DOE Uniform Energy Factor Test Method, and correspond to 10, 38 55 and 84 gallons per day of hot water use. These draw patterns additional provide detail on the performance of solar water heating systems for households of various sizes.
- OG-300 Puerto Rico Supplement provides performance ratings for several locations in Puerto Rico, based on the SRCC and DOE draw patterns to meet the unique needs of the region. Ratings can also be provided for solar-only systems where the backup system is optional.
- OG-300 Canadian F379 Supplement provides computer-simulated performance ratings that replicate the thermal performance testing prescribed in the CSA F379 standard. Results are provided in units of GJ/year for use in software packages such as SWIFT.
For more information on OG-300 supplements, contact us.