Solar Thermal Equipment Performance Ratings

The Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) provides detailed descriptions and thermal performance ratings of specific solar collectors and systems and can be reached at:

Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC)
400 High Point Drive, Suite 400
Cocoa, Florida 32926
Phone: (321) 213-6037
Fax: (321) 821-0910
email: SRCC@Solar-Rating.org

The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC) currently administers a certification, rating, and labeling program for solar collectors and a similar program for complete solar water-heating systems.

The SRCC's certification program operating guidelines, test methods and minimum standards, and rating methodologies require the administration of nationally accepted equipment tests on solar equipment by independent laboratories that are approved by the SRCC. The test results and product data are evaluated by the SRCC to determine the product's compliance with the minimum standards for certification, and to calculate the performance ratings.

Equipment that has been certified and rated by the SRCC is required to bear the SRCC certification seal, which shows the performance rating for that product. In addition, each certified product is published by the SRCC in a directory. Each product's directory listing contains information on the product's material and specifications, as well as the certified thermal performance rating.

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