Certification of Solar Collectors (Texas)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Texas

Name Certification of Solar Collectors
Incentive Type Equipment Certification
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Last DSIRE Review 2002-01-30

References DSIRE[1]


To be eligible for Texas's sales tax exemptions for solar energy systems, solar energy collectors must be certified by either the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) or the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) is responsible for identifying and adopting standards for rating solar energy devices in Texas. The standards are used in performance labeling and certification of solar energy devices in Texas.

The certification applies to any solar energy collector or solar energy system that provides for the collection of solar energy or the subsequent use of that energy as thermal, mechanical, or electrical energy.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name John McElroy, Jr.
Department Office of Public Utility Counsel

Address 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 9-180

Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78701
Phone (512) 936-7518
Phone 2 (512) 936-7500

Email john.mcelroy@opc.state.tx.us
Website http://www.puc.state.tx.us

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"