Solar Equipment Certification (Florida)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Solar Equipment Certification|
|Incentive Type||Equipment Certification|
|Applicable Sector||Construction, General Public/Consumer|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2013-07-24
Under the Solar Energy Standards Act of 1976, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is responsible for certifying all solar equipment sold in Florida. A manufacturer who wishes to have their solar equipment certified first contacts FSEC for an application and requests that FSEC test samples of the product at random. Equipment is then subjected to a series of tests in order to be approved or denied certification. Standards and applications procedures for specific technologies are available on the FSEC web site.
Periodically, FSEC will retest solar equipment to maintain quality control, and FSEC will make facility inspections every two to four years, where feasible. For more details about the testing methodology for both PV collectors and thermal equipment, see the program web site above.
|Contact Name||Joe Walters|
|Department||Florida Solar Energy Center|
|Address||1679 Clearlake Road|
|Phone 2||(321) 638-1000|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Fla. Stat. § 377.705|
|Date Enacted|| 1976
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.