Equipment Certification Requirements

From Open Energy Information

Policies requiring renewable energy equipment to meet certain standards serve to protect consumers from buying inferior equipment. These requirements not only benefit consumers; they also protect the renewable energy industry by making it more difficult for substandard systems to reach the market. [1]



Equipment Certification Incentives

IncentiveIncentive TypePlaceApplicable SectorEligible TechnologiesActive
Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (Canada)Environmental Regulations
Equipment Certification
Fees
Generating Facility Rate-Making
Generation Disclosure
Industry Recruitment/Support
Safety and Operational Guidelines
Siting and Permitting
Canada: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Construction
Developer
Fuel Distributor
Industrial
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Natural GasYes
Carbon Dioxide Transportation and Sequestration Act (Illinois)Equipment Certification
Safety and Operational Guidelines
Illinois: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Construction
Industrial
Utility
Coal with CCSYes
Certification of Solar Collectors (Texas)Equipment CertificationTexas: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Residential
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
No
Georgia Commercial Laboratory Act (Georgia)Environmental Regulations
Equipment Certification
Georgia: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Developer
Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Yes
Madison - Equipment Certification (Wisconsin)Equipment CertificationWisconsin: Energy ResourcesLocal Government
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
No
Puerto Rico - Renewable Energy Equipment Certification (Puerto Rico)Equipment CertificationPuerto Rico: Energy ResourcesConstruction
Installer/Contractor
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Rating of Solar Energy Devices (Texas)Equipment CertificationTexas: Energy ResourcesUtility
Commercial
Investor-Owned Utility
Industrial
Construction
Municipal/Public Utility
Installer/Contractor
Retail Supplier
Systems Integrator
Concentrating Solar Power
Solar Photovoltaics
Yes
Renewable Energy Act (Prince Edward Island, Canada)Equipment Certification
Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals
Solar/Wind Access Policy
Prince Edward Island: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Developer
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Residential
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Utility
Biomass/Biogas
Geothermal Electric
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
Yes
Small Wind Turbine Certification (Oregon)Equipment CertificationOregon: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Residential
Local Government
State Government
WindNo
Solar & Wind Equipment Certification (Arizona)Equipment CertificationArizona: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Construction
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Residential
Daylighting
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Solar Collector Standards (New Mexico)Equipment CertificationNew Mexico: Energy ResourcesInstaller/Contractor
Retail Supplier
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
No
Solar Energy Equipment Certification (Arkansas)Equipment CertificationArkansas: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Residential
Construction
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
No
Solar Energy Equipment Certification (Idaho)Equipment CertificationIdaho: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Residential
General Public/Consumer
Construction
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
No
Solar Energy Equipment Certification (Louisiana)Equipment CertificationLouisiana: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Residential
General Public/Consumer
Construction
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
No
Solar Energy Equipment Warranties (Maine)Equipment CertificationMaine: Energy ResourcesConstruction
Installer/Contractor
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
No
Solar Equipment Certification (Florida)Equipment CertificationFlorida: Energy ResourcesConstruction
General Public/Consumer
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Solar Equipment Certification (Minnesota)Equipment CertificationMinnesota: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Residential
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Solar Equipment Certification (Oregon)Equipment CertificationOregon: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Industrial
Residential
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Photovoltaics
No
Solar and Wind Equipment Certification (Oklahoma)Equipment CertificationOklahoma: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Residential
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Photovoltaics
Wind
No

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary