ENERGY STAR® RESIDENTIAL SOLAR WATER HEATERS

Solar Water Heating Systems

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:

  • Current OG-300 certification
  • Solar Energy Factor (SEF) > 1.8 for electric backup and > 1.2 for gas backup (one-day)
  • Warranty: > 10 years for collector, > 6 years on sealed system, > 2 years on controls and > 1 year for piping and parts
  • Manufacturer is a current ENERGY STAR® partner organization

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.

BENEFITS

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WIDESPREAD NORTH AMERICAN ACCEPTANCE
ENERGY STAR® certifications are well-known tools that demonstrate product performance and quality to consumers throughout North America.
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OG-300 INTEGRATION
No additional testing is needed. If you have OG-300 certification and you meet the performance and warranty requirements, your product is eligible for certification.
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ENERGY STAR® MARK & DIRECTORY
Many consumers know and trust the EPA ENERGY STAR® mark. Once certified a product is eligible to display this well-know mark. Plus, the product appears on the EPA ENERGY STAR Certified Products List.
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REQUIRED BY INCENTIVE PROGRAMS & FEDERAL CONTRACTS
Several incentive programs and federal contracts specify ENERGY STAR certified products.

 
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