This document focuses on new solar thermal test capabilities used in the certification of solar thermal collectors. The Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) created this document to help explain how their certification systems works and what the benefit will be to the solar thermal market.
According to FESC, there is a need for third-party solar thermal certifications to gain consumer trust and push out the lower quality products which often come from foreign markets. This project is intended to protect Florida and U.S. based solar thermal systems manufacturers and build consumer confidence in the new technology. The paper includes a brief history of certification and reports the progress in the program and its next deliverables.
Authors: Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC)
Date of Publication: 2011
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