IAPMO R&T has been certifying solar thermal products, both collectors and systems, since the technology enjoyed its first heyday in the mid-1970s. With the demand for solar certification skyrocketing once again amidst the global push for environmental sustainability, IAPMO R&T remains a manufacturer’s best ally in showing compliance to the required standards, both in the United States and Canada.
For speed to market, credibility in name and mark of conformity, as well as a complete certification program to all applicable North American codes and standards recognized by Federal and State agencies, IAPMO R&T is the best choice for your solar heating products.
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IAPMO R&T accepts solar product test reports from laboratories accredited by ILAC MRA signatories for the product standards applicable to the product submitted for certification. For a list of accepted signatories, please visit: https://www.ilac.org/documents/mra_signatories.pdf.
To obtain certification, the test data submitted must be from an accredited laboratory that can provide evidence of current compliance to ISO/IEC 17025 with one or more of the following scopes:
- SRCC Standard 100: "Test Methods and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Collectors"
- SRCC Standard 150: "Test Methods and Minimum Standards for Certifying Innovative Solar Collectors"
- SRCC Standard 600: "Test Methods and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Concentrating Collectors"
- ISO Standard 9806-1: "Test Methods for Solar Collectors – Part 1: Thermal Performance of Glazed Liquid Heating Collectors Including Pressure Drop"
ISO Standard 9806-2: "Test Methods for Solar Collectors – Part 2: Qualification Test Procedures"
ISO Standard 9806-3: "Thermal Performance of Unglazed Liquid Heating Collectors (sensible heat transfer only) Including Pressure Drop"
- ASHRAE Standard 93: "Methods of Testing to Determine the Thermal Performance of Solar Collectors"
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Uniform Solar Energy Code
The Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code® (USEHC) is a model code developed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials® (IAPMO) to govern the installation and inspection of solar energy systems as a means of promoting the public's health, safety and welfare. To purchase a copy of the USEHC from our online store, click here.
Solar Certification Press Releases
SEIA - Solar Energy Industries Association®
CalSEIA - California Solar Energy Industries Association
SEMI - Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International®