Florida Solar Energy Center

  • USA: SRCC Improves Process Efficiency and Works on Standard for Combi Systems

    USA: SRCC Improves Process Efficiency and Works on Standard for Combi Systems

    Since Eileen Prado has become Executive Director of the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation SRCC in summer 2010, the average time for the testing and certification process has been cut in half. Although there are new programmes coming up next year, Prado is confident that...

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  • USA: Florida Power & Light starts Solar Support Scheme

    USA: Florida Power & Light starts Solar Support Scheme

    Utility company Florida Power & Light (FPL) has just started a solar rebate programme on 21 June. FPL supports both PV and solar thermal plants run by private home owners, as well as companies. The programme is part of a five-year pilot programme the Florida Public Service Commission...

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  • Site Inspection Check List (2003)

    This checklist was produced by the Florida Solar Energy Center and it is an example of the most important aspects to take into account while performing an inspection exercise of a solar system. The checklist covers the following order: solar access inspection; roof inspection; water heater...

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  • European Facilities Testing Products for the US Market

    European Facilities Testing Products for the US Market

    Accredited for SRCC testing: The SPF Institute for Solar Technology from Switzerland is one of six European testing institutes being able to test collectors according to quality standards by the US-American Solar Rating & Certification Corporation.
    Photo: SPF Rapperswil...

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  • Enlarging Testing Facilities for SRCC in the USA

    Enlarging Testing Facilities for SRCC in the USA

    The extension of the federal tax credits by eight years and the election of Barack Obama have suddenly made the U.S. market for solar thermal energy far more attractive. The importance of imports of collectors and systems is growing. The number of flat plate and evacuated tube collectors has...

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