Certification of solar products - The Florida experience

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Florida legislation enacted in 1976 directed the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) to develop standards for solar energy systems manufactured or sold in the state, establish criteria for testing the performance of solar energy systems, and provide a means to display compliance with approved performance tests for these systems. This mandate has been effectively implemented for both solar domestic water heating and solar pool heating systems. With growing interest and markets for photovoltaic systems, plans are presently being developed to expand the scope of the mandate to include photovoltaic technology. This paper discusses four complementary facets of a photovoltaic (PV) ... continued below

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POST,HAROLD N.; ROLAND,JAMES D.; VENTRE,GERARD G. & HUGGINS,JAMES C. February 2, 2000.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Florida legislation enacted in 1976 directed the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) to develop standards for solar energy systems manufactured or sold in the state, establish criteria for testing the performance of solar energy systems, and provide a means to display compliance with approved performance tests for these systems. This mandate has been effectively implemented for both solar domestic water heating and solar pool heating systems. With growing interest and markets for photovoltaic systems, plans are presently being developed to expand the scope of the mandate to include photovoltaic technology. This paper discusses four complementary facets of a photovoltaic (PV) system certification program. They include PV module performance characterization and rating; PV system design review and approval; examination and authorization of photovoltaic system installers; and inspection and acceptance testing of PV system installation. The suggested photovoltaic system process builds on lessons learned from over 20 years of testing, certifying and labeling of solar thermal collectors, and the certification of solar thermal systems.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00751177

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  • ASME Solar 2000 Conference, Madison, WI (US), 09/17/2000--09/22/2000

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-0324C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 751177
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POST,HAROLD N.; ROLAND,JAMES D.; VENTRE,GERARD G. & HUGGINS,JAMES C. Certification of solar products - The Florida experience, article, February 2, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707540/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.