The EPA ENERGY STAR® Residential Water Heater Program was launched in 2009 covering a range of water heater types – including solar water heaters. SRCC became an EPA-Recognized Certification Body in 2013, and continues to be approved to provide certification for solar water heaters under the program.
Solar water heaters are eligible for ENERGY STAR certification if they meet all of the following requirements:
ENERGY STAR® certified products are listed on the EPA ENERGY STAR Certified Products List and the ICC-SRCC Listing Directory, providing recognition and proof of certification. Manufacturers receiving ENERGY STAR certification are eligible to use the program mark as established in the current ENERGY STAR Identity Guidelines. They are also subject to annual reporting requirements under the program.
*See the Water Heater Key Product Criteria page for details.