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www.solar-rating.org Solar Rating and Certification Corporation c/o FSEC, 1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922-5703 (321) 638-1537 Fax (321) 638-1010
OVERVIEW OF THE SRCC
The modern solar industry was founded in 1974, following the original oil embargo of the previous year. In the years which followed, energy in all its forms became a national priority. While commercial and residential solar systems were available on a limited regional basis, a mechanism had to be put in place which would encourage consumers to purchase these relatively unknown products and new technology with confidence that the technology was valid and that the products would perform in terms of energy and dollar savings. States with potentially large solar markets, such as California and Florida, were the first entities to establish such a mechanism by establishing state testing and rating programs for solar collectors. However, since there was little consistency between each state’s testing requirements and approach to rating solar equipment, such programs soon became an impediment to manufacturers who marketed in more than one state. The need for a single national program which manufacturers could test their equipment to and which would benefit consumers by providing a uniform, national approach for rating and comparing solar equipment soon became evident. In an unprecedented move, the trade association for the solar energy industry and a national consortium of state energy offices and regulatory bodies joined together to lay the groundwork for such a program which would soon lead to the founding of the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation. The Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) is an independent third-party certification organization that administers national certification and rating programs for solar energy equipment. The SRCC was incorporated in October 1980 as a non-profit corporation. It is governed by a twelve-member Board of Directors with representation from the public, private, and generalist sectors. The combined programs of the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation provide one-time certification, national recognition, product credibility, and standardized comparisons of solar energy products. The SRCC programs serve three primary constituencies: the solar energy industry, solar consumers, and state and federal regulatory bodies. All three constituencies benefit from the SRCC programs by obtaining a national state-of-the-art rating system, a mechanism to develop consumer confidence, and a rational and defensible criteria for tax credit qualification and other solar incentive programs. Solar equipment manufacturers benefit from SRCC certification and rating in three fundamental ways: the ability to have a product certified only once; national recognition and/or reciprocity of the certification; and a reliable means for judging product durability and performance on a relative standard basis. The solar contractor benefits from the SRCC certification in three fundamental ways also: certification provides product credibility; provides one with a standard of comparison to be used in sales literature; and provides a defense against unethical competition and false claims. The solar consumer also benefits from the SRCC programs. These benefits include obtaining a measurement of quality, a measurement of performance, third-party independent corroboration, and a national standardized method to compare solar equipment and thereby determine the best buy. Finally the government and states benefit from SRCC’s programs in that certification provides a rational basis for tax credit qualifying regulation as well as a basis for setting codes and standards.
SRCC Overview - P. 1
The corporation is governed by a twelve-member Board of Directors comprised of solar experts from both the public and private sectors. Four members of the board represent the solar energy industry, five members represent the public sector, and three members represent general interests (utilities, solutions, research, building industry, etc.). Adding to the governance of the corporation are a variety of standing and ad hoc committees. Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors and are representatives from the industry sector, state and federal agencies, consumer organizations, and academia. A sampling of these committees and their respective purposes is as follows: ο Technical Compliance Committee. Acts in a technical oversight capacity with respect to the programs in SRCC in order to insure that technical matters addressed in the program have been appropriately resolved and reviews the technical decisions made by SRCC program administrators to insure the accuracy of the test results and the appropriateness of the assigned ratings. Design Review Committee. appropriate requirements. Reviews applications for certification for compliance with the
Consumer Advisory Committee. Enables the SRCC to more fully serve its consumer constituency by making available the programs to the solar consumer buyer and user in a more direct and understood manner and governs the presentation, interpretation, publication, and use of the performance information. Laboratory Accreditation Committee. Oversees the SRCC laboratory accreditation program and insures that accredited test facilities continually meet the criteria for accreditation.
The Solar Rating and Certification Corporation currently administers a certification, rating, and labeling program for solar collectors and a similar program for complete solar water and swimming pool heating systems. SRCC’s certification program operating guidelines, test methods and minimum standards, and rating methodologies require the performance of nationally accepted equipment tests on solar equipment by independent laboratories which are accredited by SRCC. The test results and product data are evaluated by SRCC to determine the product’s compliance with the minimum standards for certification and to calculate the performance ratings. Equipment which has been certified and rated by SRCC is required to bear the SRCC certification label which shows the performance rating for that product. In addition, each certified product is published by SRCC in a directory. Each product’s directory listing contains information on the product’s material and specifications as well as the certified thermal performance rating.
SRCC Overview - P. 2
THE SRCC SOLAR DOMESTIC HOT WATER SYSTEM CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Solar water heating systems are composed of a number of components. All of these components must work together for the system to collect and deliver the maximum amount of heated water. The purpose of this solar water heating system certification and rating program is to improve performance and reliability of solar products. It integrates results of collector tests and system tests with evaluations against minimum standards of system durability, reliability, safety and operation; as well as factors affecting total system design, installation, maintenance and service. Giving suppliers the opportunity to submit their solar domestic hot water (SDHW) system designs to an open-ended review encourages them to produce the best products possible. The program is administered according to SRCC document OG300, “Operating Guidelines and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems.” Under the OG300 system rating and certification program: • • Systems must meet or exceed all criteria required to meet HUD Minimum Property Standards. Rating includes a simple way for consumers to compare expected performance and energy savings.
Unique features of this certification program include: • • Evaluation of system design, safety, installation procedures, operation and maintenance manuals and system performance. Rating label that is comparable to the Energy Guide Label required by the Federal Trade Commission for most gas and electric hot water heaters.
The process for rating and certifying solar water heating systems under the OG300 protocol includes ten steps for each system. The process is described below and illustrated in Figure 1. 1. The “Supplier” of a solar water heating system is the entity responsible for the assembly and installation of the system. The first step in the certification process is for the Supplier to decide which components are to be included in the system. These components must be listed on an OG300 application form. 2. The solar collecting portion of the system must be tested. The testing to be done is determined by the system design: a. The collectors which are part of the system must be tested and rated under the OG100 protocol. b. Passive systems in which the collector can not be tested separately must be rated and certified under a system test protocol. 3. A diagram must be prepared showing the relative location and interconnection of all system components.
OG300 Overview – P.1
4. Manuals must be written to describe installation, operation, and maintenance of the system. The manuals must include a copy of the system diagram as well as all information required in section 6.6 of the OG300 document. 5. Labels must be prepared in accordance with OG300. A summary of the required labels is attached to the application form. 6. The application and all supporting documents are reviewed by SRCC staff and then forwarded to the SRCC Design Review Team for review and discussion. Major system components, the contents of the manual delivered with the system, and the supplier’s instructions for system installation must be approved by SRCC 7. Data from the OG100 collector test, the system test and review of design and installation guidelines are input to a computer program called TRNSYS to calculate the performance rating. 8. When all reviews have been completed, SRCC will notify the applicant of any outstanding items to be submitted. 9. When the application is complete and all fees have been paid, SRCC will finalize the performance rating, prepare a new page for the directory, and mail the program agreement and/or license(s) to the Supplier for signature. 10. Upon receipt of the signed document(s) SRCC will prepare a certification award and rating label artwork and will publish the directory pages.
OG100 Collector Test System Test
OG300 Design & Installation
TRNSYS Performance Computation
Certification and Rating Label
Figure 1 SRCC OG 300 Test and Certification Process
Major system components, the contents of the manual delivered with the system, and the supplier’s instructions for system installation must be approved by SRCC. Certification is based upon the determination by SRCC that the system successfully meets its minimum criteria for design, reliability and durability, safety, operation and servicing, installation, and operation and maintenance manuals. Tables 1-6 summarize the features evaluated for each of the six major criteria during system certification under the OG300 protocol. Most of those features are self-explanatory. Obviously, some of the features will not be applicable to certain systems.
OG300 Overview – P.2
Table 1 Features Evaluated During the SDHW System Design Review
Operating Limits Solar Loop Isolation Thermal Expansion Auxiliary Water Heating Equipment Back Thermosyphon Prevention Fluid System Sizing Collector UV Radiation Protection Collector Flow Distribution Collector Circulation Control
Vacuum Induced Pressure Protection Thermal Shock Protection Different Metallic Materials Airborne Pollutants Effects of Decomposition Products
Manual Control Override Wiring Identification Temperature Control Code Compliance
Storage Tank Tank Insulation Expansion Tanks Heat Exchanger
Insulation Piping Filters Joints Materials
Features Evaluated for Durability and Reliability Criteria
Stagnation Solar Degradation Operation Conditions Incompatible Materials Freeze Protection Protection From Leaks Fluid Compatibility Deterioration of Fluids Thermal Storage System Buried Components Deterioration Protection Water Hammer Sound and Vibration Control
Features Evaluated for Installation Criteria
Table 3 Features Evaluated for Safety Criteria
Protection of Electrical Components System Failure Prevention High Temperature Control Protection Against Auto-Ignition of Combustibles Fluid Safety Labeling Contamination of Potable Water Entrapped Air Backflow Toxicity Combustible Liquids Liquid Flash Point Pressure Relief Heated Components
Fire stopping Auxiliary System Space Use Accessibility Building Penetrations Water Damage Structural Supports Expansion and Contraction of Supports Penetration of Structural Members Protection from Thermal Deterioration Tilt and Azimuth Shading of Collector Pipe and Component Supports Pitch or Angle of Piping Installation Underground Piping Control Sensor Installation Penetrations Through Fire-Rated Assemblies Emergency Egress and Access
Table 6 Features Evaluated for O & M Manuals
Provision for Manuals Installation Instructions Operation Instructions Maintenance Plan Fluid Quality Service and Replacement Parts Hazards Warranty Coverage
Features Evaluated for Operation and Service Criteria
Operating Indicators Tanks Waste Disposal Dirt Retention and Staining Maintenance and Servicing Permanent Maintenance Accessories
OG300 Overview – P.3
The thermal performance rating is based on performance projections derived from the design of the system and from testing of the collector components used in the system, or from testing and evaluation of the system as a whole, as shown schematically in Figure 1. Most rating programs require the equipment to be tested in accordance to a standard test with specified test conditions. This provides a repeatable performance within an accepted uncertainty band. There are, however, some rating programs which combine a standard test and a calculation procedure to produce a performance rating. Such is the case for the energy guide label for electric and gas residential hot water heaters. SRCC has adopted a similar method to develop a consumer friendly, practical system rating. The intent is to present to consumers an easily understood comparison between SDHW systems and conventional hot water systems. Note that the performance any individual consumer will experience may differ due to location and hot water usage. SRCC uses the Solar Energy Factor (SEF) as its performance rating for solar domestic water heating systems. The SEF is defined as the energy delivered by the system divided by the electrical or gas energy put into the system. Every SRCC OG300 certified, solar water heating system should bear a label similar to this:
This product certified by Solar Rating & Certification Corporation c/o FSEC, 1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922 (321)638-1537 www.solar-rating.org SRCC Document OG-300
Solar Sample Corporation P.O. Box 12345 Anytown, CA 97402 System Model: Super Sample 2B
Solar Energy Factor 2.0
OG300 Overview – P.4
SRCC FEE SCHEDULE October 2005
ANNUAL FEES Paid by all SRCC suppliers (entity holding certification) Annual Program Fee $750 or $1000 SRCC maintains two certification programs (OG100 and OG300). The annual cost to participate in any of the three is $750. To participate in any two or more is $1000. The Annual Program Fee is required when the certification goes into effect and on each anniversary date. If the Annual Program Fee is not paid by the due date, a late fee of $100 will be imposed.
License & Certification Maintenance Fee $ 0.0067 or $ 0.02 per ft² (per net aperture area of collectors shipped) The supplier will be billed on a quarterly basis for the use of the SRCC Rating and Certification. If the Maintenance Fee is not paid by the due date, a late fee of $100 will be imposed. Collectors are divided into two classes and each class has a separate fee: 1. Unglazed collectors: $ 0.0067 per ft² of each certified an rated collector shipped, whether sold as a collector only or part of a system. Fee is capped at $3,350 (500,000 ft2) until May 1, 2006. Glazed collectors: $ 0.02 per ft² of each certified and rated collector shipped whether sold as a collector only or part of a system.
APPLICATION FEES The following application fees are a one time charge for each application. OG100 $500/$100 or $100/$50 Each supplier will be charged $500 per collector certification application that requires full processing. Any application that requires partial processing, for example, a “similar model,” will be charged $100 for processing. For applications for private labeling, each application that requires full processing will be charged $100. Private label applications for “similar models” will be charged $50 per collector application. OG300 $1750/$750/$100 or $500 $1,750 Supplier Setup Fee. Each supplier will be charged a one time fee for its first basic system application. $750 for each additional basic system that requires a Design Review Team review. $100 for each basic system, similar model system or special similar model system that does not require a Design Review Team review. $500 Private Label Setup Fee for any supplier that uses exclusively systems that have been certified by another supplier, plus $100 per system certified.
Fee Schedule P.1
DEFINITIONS Basic System: A system with a specified plumbing arrangement and control system as defined by the supplier with a unique model number. The solar collection components must be certified under OG100 or undergo the SRCC system test. Similar Model System: A system with the identical plumbing arrangement and control system as a basic system but with different sized components for the purpose of satisfying a different load, e.g., larger collector area and increased solar storage capacity. Special Similar Model System: A system with the identical plumbing arrangement and control system as the basic system with the exception that a component has been changed which may cause the SDHW system to give a different but easily calculable performance. The substituted components cannot require substantive changes in the Installation and Operation & Maintenance manuals. Private Label System: A basic system and similar model systems as certified by a supplier that are sold by another supplier who is a licensee/private labeler of the first supplier. The licensee supplier may make no changes to any part of the first supplier’s certification except for name and model changes. The licensee supplier must agree to all conditions in the certification agreement as the first supplier.
Fee Schedule P.2
SOLAR RATING AND CERTIFICATION CORPORATION
c/o FSEC • 1679 Clearlake Road • Cocoa, FL 32922-5703 • (321)638-1537 • Fax: (321)638-1010
APPLICATION FOR SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
NAME OF COMPANY: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________________________ CITY: _______________________________________STATE___________ ZIP_________________ PHONE NUMBER: (____)______________ CONTACT PERSON:____________________________ WEB SITE: _______________________________________________________________________ FAX NUMBER: (____)_______________ E-MAIL: _______________________________________ TOLL FREE NUMBER: (____)________________________________________ SYSTEM TYPE: [ ] [ ] Direct (No heat exchanger) Indirect [ ] One pump [ ] Two pumps Integral Collector Storage Thermosiphon Other (Please specify):_______________________________________
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SYSTEM NAME: _____________________________________________________________________ SYSTEM MODEL NAME/NUMBER: ______________________________________________________
“The information submitted with this application has been reviewed by me and is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I hereby agree that no representation will be made that the above solar system will be or has been certified in conformance with SRCC OG-300 unless and until written authorization has been received from SRCC.”
NAME (printed): ______________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE: ________________________________________________________________________ TITLE: ______________________________________________________________________________ DATE: ______________________________________________________________________________
OG-300 APPLICATION ATTACHMENTS The following items must be submitted: 1. Make and model of all components used in the system including: collector(s), tank(s), controller, pump(s), heat exchanger(s), heat transfer fluid, valves, and instrumentation. Detailed specifications of individual components will be requested for those components not already documented in SRCC's files.
2. System diagram showing: * * * * * * Relative location of all components All connections All valves All instrumentation All pipe sizes Collector mounting structure
3. All manuals to be provided with each system. These manuals must cover installation, operation, and maintenance. Specific requirements for the manual(s) are included in Section 6.6 of OG300. In addition, list any special equipment required for servicing the system. 4. 5. Copy of all labels to be attached to the system. See the Appendix. Application fee of $200.
Dimensional units may be listed in either metric (SI) or English units. The choice need not be consistent, but all dimensions and units must be indicated. Below is a list of the preferred units in both systems.
ITEM Length Length Length Temperature Volume Pressure Flow Rate Power Insulation R-value
ENGLISH UNITS inches (in.) inches (in.) feet (ft.) Fahrenheit (°F) Gallons (gal.) Pounds per square inch (psi or psig) Gallons per minute (gpm) Horsepower (hp) hr-ft²-°F/Btu
METRIC (SI) UNITS Millimeters (mm) Centimeters (cm) Meters (m) Celsius (°C) liters (L) Kilopascals (kPa) liters per second (L/s) Watts (W) m²-°C/W
OG-300 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION System Name_________________________________________________________________________________ Model _____________________________________________________
Describe over-heating mechanisms: (See OG-300 Sections 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 6.2.1, 6.2.3, 6.2.8, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.4.3, 6.5.2, and 6.5.11) 1. ______________________________________________________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________________________________________________
Describe freeze protection mechanisms: (See OG-300 Section 6.2.5) 1. ______________________________________________________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Specify freeze tolerance limit: ________°C or ________°F
Component Specifications Collector: (Note that all collector options must be in the same SRCC class. List additional options on a separate sheet.) (1) Manufacturer _________________________________________________________________________ Model _____________________________________________ Number of collectors used in system____ Design flow rate per collector __________ L/s or ________ gpm
(2) Manufacturer _________________________________________________________________________ Model __________________________________________ Number of collectors used in system _____ Design flow rate per collector _______ L/s or __________ gpm
OG-300 Application – P.1
Controller Control Strategy: (Note that all controllers must use the same strategy. List additional options on a separate sheet.) Differential temperature - turn on ______ °C or °F, turn off ______ °C or ______ °F - tank high limit ______°C or ______ °F - backup element lock-out ______ °C or ______ °F
Absolute temperature - turn on ______ °C or ______ °F, turn off ______ °C or ______ °F Motorized timer - turn on time : a.m., turn off time : p.m.
Photovoltaic - Provide manufacturer and model for pump and PV panel. Testing may be necessary if data is not on file. Other - provide complete description None (1) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name __________________________________________ Model ________________________ UL listed: no yes
(2) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name __________________________________________ Model ________________________ UL listed: no yes
(Note that all pump options must be of the same design principle, performance, and durability. List additional options on a separate sheet.) Design flow rate ________ L/s or ________ gpm
Solar Collector Loop Pump
(1) Manufacturer _________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name __________________________________________ Model ________________________
(2) Manufacturer _________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name __________________________________________ Model ________________________
For drainback systems include a table with this information:
Maximum height of top of solar collector above the bottom of the drainback tank _________m _________m _________ ft _________ ft
OG-300 Application – P.2
Storage Tank Loop Pump
Design flow rate ________ L/s or ________ gpm
(1) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name ___________________________________________ Model ________________________ UL listed: no yes
(2) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name ____________________________________________ Model _______________________ UL listed: no yes
Solar Storage Tank
(Note that all tank options must be the same type and within 5% of the same volumetric capacity. The same heat exchanger strategy must be used if tank has an integral heat exchanger. List additional options on a separate sheet.) yes Top element size ________W Set Point ________°C or _______°F
Auxiliary energy input: no
Bottom element size _______W Set Point _______°C or _______°F
Timer on auxiliary heater: no
Time on Time on
, Time off , Time off
Integral heat exchanger: no
Type: Wrap-around Double wall
Internal coil Double wall with leak protection
Separation: Single wall
(1) Manufacturer _____________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name _________________________________________ Capacity _______ liters or _______ gallons Model __________________________________________________ Insulation (R-value) m²-°C/W ________ or hr-ft²-°F/Btu ________
(2) Manufacturer _____________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name __________________________________________ Capacity ______ liters or _______ gallons Model _______________________________________________ Insulation (R-value) m²-°C/W ________ or hr-ft²-°F/Btu _______
OG-300 Application – P.3
Auxiliary Storage Tank: None , Existing tank will be used , Auxiliary fuel: electric gas ______________________________________________________ Provide the following if a new tank will be installed: (Note that all tank options must be of the same type and within 5% of the same volumetric capacity. List additional options on a separate sheet.) Timer on auxiliary heater: no yes Time on Time on Top element size ______W : : , Time off , Time off : : , ,
Set Point _______°C or _______°F Set Point _______°C or _______°F
Bottom element size ______W
(1) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name ________________________________________ Capacity_______ liters or ______gallons Model _____________________________________________ Insulation (R-value) m²-°C/W______ or hr-ft²-°F/Btu_______ (2) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name ________________________________________ Capacity_______ liters or ______gallons Model ____________________________________________ Insulation (R-value) m²-°C/W______ or hr-ft²-°F/Btu______ Heat Exchanger Flow mode: Parallel Counter
(1) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name _______________________________________ Model _____________________________ Heat transfer surface area ________m² ________ft² Operating pressure ________kPa ________psi Single Wall Double Wall Maximum test pressure ________kPa ________psi
Double wall with leak protection
(2) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Trade Name _______________________________________ Model _____________________________ Heat transfer surface area ________m² ________ft² Operating pressure ________kPa ________psi Single Wall Double Wall Maximum test pressure ________kPa ________psi Double wall with leak protection
Expansion Tank or Drainback Tank (1) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Model ____________________________________________ Capacity _______liters or ______gallons (2) Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________ Model ____________________________________________ Capacity _______liters or ______gallons Insulation: Material __________________________________ Thermal resistance (R-value) m²-°C/W______ or hr-ft²-°F/Btu______
OG-300 Application – P.1
Heat Transfer Fluid (1) Name ________________________________________________________________________________ (2) If fluid other than water or air, or if additives are used, specify the following: Manufacturer ________________________________________________________________________ Description of fluid ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Concentration ________________________________________________________________________ Submit Material Safety Data Sheet
If a toxic fluid is used, describe the method used for catching and safely removing the fluid from vents where the fluid may be:
automatically discharged: ________________________________________________________________________________________ manually discharged: ________________________________________________________________________________________
System Plumbing Solar Loop Piping/Tubing Material _____________________ Pipe O.D. ______mm or ______in. I.D. ______mm or ______in. Schedule or type __________ Maximum length of longest fluid path ________m or ________ft. Maximum number of fittings (elbows, tees, etc.) in the longest path ________ Pipe I.D. used in multiple collector array piping ________mm or ________in. Method of Fitting (example: solder, braze, compression, threaded fittings, etc.): ________________________________________________________________________________________
Tank to Heat Exchanger Loop Material ______________________ Pipe O.D. ________mm or ________in. I.D. ________mm or ________in. Schedule or type _____________ Maximum length of longest fluid path ________m or ________ft. Maximum number of fittings (elbows, tees, etc.) in the longest path ________ Method of Fitting (example: solder, braze, compression, threaded fittings, etc.) ________________________________________________________________________________________
OG-300 Application – P.1
Tank Adapters/Unions Material _________________________________________________________________________________
Pipe Insulation Outdoor piping: Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Material _________________________________________________________________________________ Thickness __________mm or __________in. Means for ultraviolet degradation protection: ___________________________________________________ Indoor piping: Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Material _________________________________________________________________________________ Thickness __________mm or __________in.
Valves & Vents: Check Valve
(attach additional sheets for multiple valve types)
Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Number in System __________Size __________mm or __________in.
Temperature Pressure Relief Valve Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Temperature Set Point __________°C or __________°F Pressure Set Point __________kPa or __________psig Number in System __________
Pressure Relief Valve Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Pressure Set Point __________kPa or __________psig Number in System __________
OG-300 Application – P.2
Vacuum Relief Valve Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Number in System __________
Air Vent Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Number in System __________ Automatic or Manual (check one)
Isolation Valve Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Number in System __________ Size __________mm or __________in. Drain Valve Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Number in System __________ Size __________mm or __________in.
Automatic Valve (Solenoid, motorized, bimetallic, etc.) Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Material(s) _______________________________________________________________________________ Normally open or Normally closed or Modulating (check one)
Number in System __________ Size __________mm or __________in. Function (thermosyphon, drain, etc.) __________________________________________________________
Thermal Freeze Protection Valve Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Opening Temperature ________°C or ________°F Number in System ________
OG-300 Application – P.3
Mixing Valve Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Temperature Selection Range ________ to ________°C or ________ to ________°F Initial Set Point ________°C or ________°F Size ________mm or ________in. Hoses Material(s) _______________________________________ Max. Operating Temp. ________°C or ________°F
Max. Operating Pressure ________kPa or ________psig Length ________m or ________ft. Internal diameter ________mm or ________in. Number in System ________ Flow Control Valve Manufacturer(s) ___________________________________________________________________________ Model(s) ________________________________________________________________________________ Number in System ________ Size ________mm or ________in. Additional plumbing components used but not listed above: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Describe technique used to prevent reverse thermosyphoning through collector(s): ________________________________________________________________________________________
System Electrical Specifications Temperature rating of: control wiring ______°C or ______°F power wiring ______°C or ______°F Do all electrical wiring and components meet local and national codes? Yes No
Instrumentation Temperature Indicators Make ___________________________________________________________________________________ Model ____________________________________________________ Range ________°C or ________°F Number in System ________
OG-300 Application – P.4
Pressure Indicators Make ___________________________________________________________________________________ Model __________________________________________________ Range________ kPa or ________psig Number in System ________
Flow Indicators Make ___________________________________________________________________________________ Model _________________________________________________ Range________ L/s or _________gpm Number in System ________
Sight Glass Material(s) _______________________________________ Length ________m or ________ft. Internal diameter ________mm or ________in. Number in System ________
OG-300 Application – P.5
APPENDIX LABELING REQUIREMENTS
Labels are required at several locations throughout the system. Samples of the required labels are presented here. These samples include fluid descriptions or compositions, valve positions, and freeze descriptions which are intended to be revised to match your particular system.
The labels must all be durable enough to withstand normal handling, wet equipment rooms, and high temperatures. Examples which will meet this intent are embossed metal tags, embossed plastic tags, permanently printed or embossed foil labels, and permanently printed vinyl labels placed away from hot surfaces. Other approaches may also suffice. If you have something specific in mind, please call or send a sample.
On all isolation valves
System Isolation Valve – Normally Open WARNING HOT Freeze Protection Fluid drains automatically into this tank. Keep the temperature in this room above 32°F (0°C).
On solar tank, drainback tank, or heat exchanger as appropriate.
Freeze Protection Collector loop filled with water. Drain loop as instructed in manual when air temperatures below 32°F (0°C) are expected.
Maximum operating: Temperature 185°F (71°C) Pressure 30 psi (207kPa)
On piping near solar tank
Warning Ungrounded piping. Stay clear during thunderstorms.
OG-300 Application – P.6
Fill/Drain Valve 6.3.7 One on each fill and/or drain valve 50% Propylene Glycol and Water Heat Exchanger type DWP, AWWA Fluid Class II See manual for handling instructions Warning: Fluid may be discharged at high temperature and or pressure. Warning: No other fluid shall be used that would change the original classification of this system. Unauthorized alterations to this system could result in a hazardous health condition.
AWWA Heat Exchanger Types: SW (single wall with no leak detection): Provides a single wall separation between the transfer medium and potable water. Failure of this wall will result in the mixing of the potable water and transfer medium.
DW (double wall with no leak detection): Provides two distinct walls which separate the transfer medium from the potable water. Contamination of the potable water from a non-potable heat transfer medium would require an independent failure of both walls. DWP (double wall with leak detection): Provides two distinct walls which separate the transfer medium from the potable water and a path to atmosphere. Failure of either wall is indicated by visual leakage of the transfer medium or potable water and indicates a failure of the heat exchanger. The DWP type provides a higher degree of protection than the SW or DW types.
AWWA Heat Transfer Fluid Classes: Class I: Class II: Potable Non-Toxic. Class II materials are typically materials with a Gosselin toxicity rating one (1) or less. Class II materials are considered non-potable and may be objectionable, but not dangerous to health. Example of fluids that might be in class II are propylene glycol, mineral oil, glycerin, and boiler water additives for steam boilers. Toxic. Class III materials are those fluids with a Gosselin toxicity rating of two (2) or three (3). They are considered non-potable and dangerous to health. Examples of fluids that might fall in Class III are ethylene glycol and hydrocarbon oils.
OG-300 Application – P.7
AGREEMENTS FOR CERTIFYING AND LABELING SOLAR COLLECTORS
There are two documents which will govern the relationship between SRCC and the Supplier of a solar water heating system under the OG-300 certification program as defined in SRCC Document OG-300, "Operating Guidelines and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems." The first document is called the Solar Water Heating System Certification Program Agreement. This agreement defines the roles of SRCC and the Supplier with regard to the OG-300 certification program. It is executed upon certification of the first solar water heating system approved by SRCC and is renewed annually. The second document is called Solar Water Heating System Certification and License. This document constitutes official notice that the specified solar water heating system meets the requirements of the OG-300 program. The Solar Water Heating System Certification and License must be executed with each grant of system model certification and rating. Sample copies of these agreements are provided here for your review. The official documents will be forwarded for your signature upon SRCC’s determination that all certification requirements have been met.
SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE
This Certification and License is issued to , of , ("SUPPLIER-LICENSEE") by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) pursuant to the Solar Water Heating Program Agreement entered into between the SRCC and SUPPLIER-LICENSEE on _______________________. This Certification and License, when executed by both parties, constitutes official notice and designation of the SUPPLIER-LICENSEE solar water heating system model(s) certified by SRCC as meeting the minimum standards specified in SRCC Document OG-300, "Operating Guidelines and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems." This Certification and License also constitutes a license whereby SUPPLIER-LICENSEE is authorized to use the SRCC Official Seal and rating information in connection with the certified solar system(s) designated herein. The following solar water heating system model(s) has been certified: Certification is based on the successful design review and analytical evaluation of components of a sample unit of each system model certified by SRCC. Certification and ratings are identified as certification application number(s) ____________________. This Certification and License is subject to all the terms and conditions of the parties' Solar Water Heating Program Agreement and the documents incorporated therein by reference. SUPPLIERLICENSEE shall notify SRCC of changes in system design, materials, specifications, parts design, or construction for evaluation of continued certification. In accordance with the aforementioned Program Agreement, periodic on-site and field inspections by SRCC representatives may be conducted to verify compliance with the conditions of certification. By accepting this Certification and License, and in accordance with paragraph 8C of the parties' Program Agreement, SUPPLIER-LICENSEE agrees to pay SRCC a certification and license maintenance fee. SUPPLIER-LICENSEE will be billed on a quarterly basis for the use of the SRCC certification and rating. This quarterly fee will be calculated as follows: $0.02 per square foot (net aperture) of collector surface area of each certified and rated system shipped, unless this fee is paid under the collector’s OG100 certification. To ensure the confidentiality of SUPPLIER-LICENSEE's shipment data, SRCC has appointed an independent accounting firm to handle all billing matters, including verification of fees due and the collection of receipts. SUPPLIER-LICENSEE agrees to provide the independent accounting firm, on a quarterly basis, with shipment data sufficient to verify the amount of the certification and license maintenance fees due hereunder as well as to participate in the SRCC random audit program. A sample of the standard certification label and camera-ready artwork of the certification label are provided to SUPPLIER-LICENSEE who shall have the responsibility of procuring the label. An approved certification label must be affixed to each certified solar water heating system unit by
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SUPPLIER-LICENSEE within sixty (60) days from the receipt of this notice of certification. If SUPPLIER-LICENSEE wishes to change the design of the SRCC label at any time, the proposed change must be submitted to SRCC for approval. For SUPPLIERS-LICENSEES which print and procure their own labels according to the artwork and specifications provided by SRCC, a sample copy of the label to be used for each certified model must be submitted to SRCC within sixty (60) days from the receipt of this notice of certification. A Certification Award is provided to SUPPLIER-LICENSEE who shall have the responsibility of including a copy of the Certification Award with every certified solar water heating system designated in this Certification and License which is shipped, sold, or offered for sale and/or on display. A copy of the directory listing which states the certified thermal performance rating and specifications and materials for each system listed in this Certification and License is provided to SUPPLIERLICENSEE.
SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE
SUPPLIER: Signature Name Title Company Address Phone SRCC: Signature Date ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Executive Director Solar Rating and Certification Corporation c/o FSEC, 1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922-5703 (321)638-1537 Fax (321)638-1010 ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ __________________________ Fax ________________________
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SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM PROGRAM AGREEMENT
This is a Program Agreement between the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation with headquarters in Cocoa, Florida, (hereinafter "SRCC") and XXXXXX of XXXXXX ,a supplier, distributor, or seller of solar water heating system equipment, (hereinafter referred to as "SUPPLIER") for the entry by SUPPLIER into a Certification and Licensing Program maintained and coordinated by SRCC for the rating and certification of solar water heating systems. WHEREAS, SRCC has established industry performance standards for the evaluation, rating and certification of solar water heating systems, which standards widely recognized, accepted and utilized by the solar equipment industry and by several states as a means of providing useful information to and avoiding confusion and misunderstanding on the part of customers and purchasers of such equipment; and WHEREAS, SRCC has published a "Document OG-300" entitled "Operating Guidelines and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems" (hereinafter referred to as the "Operating Guidelines"); and WHEREAS, SRCC has and continues to maintain a policy which permits any supplier (as defined in subparagraph 23 C below) of applicable solar equipment to enter the Certification and Licensing Program, to apply for SRCC certification and ratings and, upon the meeting of certain minimum standards, to obtain certification and a license for the use of SRCC's Official Seal in conjunction with each system certified; and WHEREAS, SUPPLIER wishes to enter the SRCC Certification Program and avail itself of the opportunity to submit its solar water heating system(s) for certification, and upon receipt from SRCC of a Certification and License to use the SRCC Official Seal in publications, advertising, sales, and promotional materials in connection with the solar system(s) so certified and licensed; and WHEREAS, in consideration of its admission to the SRCC program, SUPPLIER is willing to assume and carry out certain responsibilities and obligations as set forth in this Agreement and in the documents incorporated by reference herein; NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained herein, the following is agreed by and between the parties: 1. SUPPLIER warrants that it is familiar with all provisions of the Operating Guidelines which are specifically incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this Agreement, and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this document. SUPPLIER agrees that upon receipt from SRCC of an executed Certification and License for a particular model solar water heating system, it will commence and thereafter continue payment of the Certification and License Maintenance Fee provided for in paragraph 8 below. SUPPLIER agrees to use the Official Seal and SRCC ratings only in conjunction with solar systems which have been certified and licensed (i.e., for which a Certification and License has been issued by SRCC) in accordance with this Agreement. SUPPLIER further agrees that the Official Seal and SRCC ratings shall be used only in connection with the equipment manufactured and sold under its own name or manufactured for sale to private brand dealers which are also Licensees in the SRCC Solar Water Heating System Certification Program.
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SUPPLIER agrees that it will represent a particular model of a solar water heating system as certified only when it is manufactured of the same materials and to the same specification and design as the system which was originally certified and only for so long as a specific license for that model is in effect. SUPPLIER agrees that if a rated product is changed or is deemed by SRCC to have been changed so that the previously issued certification and rating is no longer applicable, SUPPLIER will publicize such event to the trade in the manner required by SRCC, and will make every reasonable effort to recall and destroy all sales or advertising literature bearing improper references to the previous certification or ratings. In this connection, SUPPLIER authorizes SRCC at any time in its discretion to give notice of such event to the public and/or trade, to publish such information in the next issue or supplement of the Directory and, where appropriate, to delete the SUPPLIER's name and complete listings. SUPPLIER agrees to permanently affix an approved SRCC label to all production units of each certified solar water heating system within sixty (60) days of receipt of SRCC certification, and to make copies of the licensed rating information available with each system sold and to consumers upon request. SUPPLIER further agrees to provide a copy of the certified solar water heating system's Certification Award as provided by SRCC with every certified system shipped, sold, or offered for sale and/or on display. SUPPLIER agrees to participate in the periodic performance verification program as described in the Operating Guidelines and in SRCC Document PI-1, "Operating Guidelines Governing Product Inspections at Suppliers' Facilities in the SRCC Solar Collector and Solar Water Heating System Certification and Rating Programs." Further, SUPPLIER specifically agrees to permit SRCC, at any time within normal business hours, to conduct periodic inspections of manufacturing facilities for the purpose of ascertaining if the certified product meets or exceeds the product description on file with SRCC and/or if the product meets or exceeds its certified thermal performance rating. SUPPLIER agrees that it will make prompt and full payment of such fees as may, from time to time, be established by SRCC for maintenance of the Program, including field verification of compliance with certification. Such fees and assessments shall include (but not necessarily be limited to): A. An annual Program Fee in the amount of $750.00 payable upon the submission of this Agreement to SRCC and on each annual renewal date thereof. (For Suppliers who are participants in good standing in another SRCC Certification Program, the annual Program Fee is $1,000.00.) A one time Processing Fee, payable with each application for certification and application for recertification submitted to SRCC. A Certification and License Maintenance Fee payable forty-five (45) days after the end of each calendar quarter, the amount of which shall be computed on a basis set forth in each Certification and License issued by SRCC to SUPPLIER pursuant to this Agreement. The amounts and types of fees, the periods which such fees cover, the product or group of products upon which the fees are based, and all other factors relevant to the determination of the fees, may be changed at any time at the discretion of the SRCC. However, no such change shall be effective until at least thirty (30) days after written notice has been given to the SUPPLIER.
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SUPPLIER agrees to waive any and all claims of liability or responsibility against SRCC and to indemnify and hold harmless SRCC, its directors, officers, committee members, employees, agents and representatives against any and all such injury, damages or claims made by or on behalf of any other persons, partnership, association, or corporation. SUPPLIER further acknowledges that SRCC, its directors, officers, committee members, employees, agents or representatives are not liable to the SUPPLIER, or to any other person, partnership, association, or corporation, in any way for any injury, damages or claims alleged to be based upon or arising out of the approval or disapproval of the issuance, withdrawal or termination of any license, certification, and/or rating information made by or under the auspices or direction of SRCC or any of its contractors in connection with any analyses, certification or ratings. SRCC assumes no responsibility or liability associated with any or all licensing activities by SELLER-LICENSEE directly or indirectly associated with the certification and license provided through this license, including, but not limited to, standards or requirements applied to any licensing activities by SELLER-LICENSEE. In the event the SUPPLIER fails to comply with any provision of this Agreement, including the requirements of the Operating Guidelines, and any Certification and License which SRCC may issue SUPPLIER hereunder, or if the Official Seal or any SRCC rating issued is used by SUPPLIER in any manner other than as provided in these aforementioned documents, SRCC may terminate this Agreement and every subsidiary Certification and License in the following manner: A. The SRCC will send notice to SUPPLIER, by certified or registered mail, specifying the violation in reasonable detail and stating this Agreement and each subsidiary Certification and License will terminate together with the right to use the Official Seal and ratings on a date to be specified in the notice, which shall not be less than thirty (30) days from the date of receipt, unless the SUPPLIER takes the action provided for in the following paragraph: This Agreement and each Certification and License issued pursuant hereto shall terminate and all SRCC ratings and the right to use the Official Seal will be withdrawn as specified in the above subparagraph 10A unless, within the thirty (30) day period, the SELLER will have taken all reasonable steps to correct such violation, and will have advised the SRCC in writing, by certified or registered mail, in reasonable detail, as to the action taken by the SUPPLIER in connection with the cessation and correction of such violation.
SRCC agrees to furnish SUPPLIER one camera-ready copy of the licensed label information and one Certification Award for each certified system under a Certification and License. SRCC authorizes SUPPLIER to use the SRCC Official Seal on the label of each certified solar water heating system for which SRCC has issued SELLER-LICENSEE a Certification and License, in accordance with this Program Agreement and the Operating Guidelines. SRCC authorizes SUPPLIER to use the official Seal in publications, in advertising, and other communications issued by SUPPLIER and on and in conjunction with certified solar systems manufactured by SUPPLIER as outlined in the Operating Guidelines. SRCC agrees to provide certification status and rating information to states and consumers upon request.
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SRCC agrees to publish in a directory or other suitable form, SUPPLIER's name, together with trade names, model numbers, SRCC ratings and other such information as may appear to SRCC, in its discretion, to be relevant to the ratings of the SUPPLIER's equipment. SRCC agrees to give SUPPLIER written notice of the text of any amendments to the Operating Guidelines at least thirty (30) days prior to the effective date thereof. SUPPLIER, by written notice sent to SRCC within thirty (30) days after the date of notice of any such amendment, may terminate this Agreement and each subsidiary Certification and License issued pursuant hereto. In the event of any such termination, all rights to use the Official Seal and of the SRCC ratings and all other rights granted to SUPPLIER in this Agreement and each Certification and License will cease and be concluded on the effective date of such amendment. SUPPLIER agrees that in the event it does not give such written notice of termination as provided above, it will comply fully with the amendment. This Agreement and each subsidiary Certification and License issued to SUPPLIER pursuant hereto, may be terminated by the SUPPLIER upon thirty (30) days written notice to SRCC. In the event SUPPLIER terminates this Agreement, it shall be liable for all fees payable to SRCC through the date of termination and will forfeit any remaining portion of program fees paid to SRCC. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement respecting termination by either party thereto, SRCC and SUPPLIER shall each retain the option of selectively terminating one or more but less than all of the Certification and Licenses issued by SRCC to SUPPLIER pursuant to this Agreement. In the event of such selective termination, this Agreement and the remaining Certification and License(s) not specifically terminated by the terminating party shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement will remain in effect for one year from the date of the initial grant of a Certification and License or until this Agreement is terminated by SRCC or SUPPLIER as provided herein. If SUPPLIER chooses to continue participation in the SRCC program and to continue to use the Official Seal and SRCC ratings, this Agreement must be renewed prior to the date of termination. The process for renewal will entail a notice of need to renew, notice of any amendments to the Program Agreement since the time program participation was last renewed, and provisions for executing signatures by SRCC and SUPPLIER. Renewal of this Agreement will automatically renew each Certification and License issued hereunder, subject to the periodic certification verification requirement contained in the Certification and License, and provided certification and license fees are paid in a timely manner. In the event of any termination of this Agreement, all rights to use the Official Seal and SRCC ratings by SUPPLIER shall cease and be concluded on the effective date of such termination. If SUPPLIER fails to discontinue use of the OFFICIAL SEAL and all references to SRCC certification and/or ratings, SRCC shall have the right to an immediate temporary and/or permanent injunction restraining SUPPLIER from any and all further use of, or reference to, the Official Seal and SRCC certification and/or ratings. Each Certification and License issued by SRCC to SUPPLIER shall be non-transferable and may not be sold, assigned or otherwise transferred to any other party except with the prior written consent of SRCC. When such consent is granted, the transferee must enter into a new Solar Water Heating System Program Agreement with the SRCC within thirty (30) days of the transfer.
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SRCC and SUPPLIER understand that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed or interpreted as an agreement, promise or commitment to limit, eliminate or otherwise restrict the production, marketing, or selling of any model or line of solar water heating systems. Definitions: A. The term "SRCC" means the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation, Inc., a nonprofit incorporated organization formed for the purpose of developing and implementing certification programs for solar energy equipment, having its principal office at c/o FSEC, 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, Florida 32922-5703. The term "Operating Guidelines" means the SRCC "Operating Guidelines and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems" which may be amended from time to time as provided in this Agreement and in the SRCC Bylaws and which are incorporated herein for reference. The term "SUPPLIER" means any corporation or division, any firm or person which performs at least one of the following functions with respect to solar water heating systems: (1) principal design of the product; (2) producing in whole or part, including any substantial processing or assembling operation; (3) continuously selling, in the open market under its own trade name in reasonable volume, a solar water heating system. Supplier also may mean a company that assembles, fabricates, and/or sells a solar water heating system that has been certified by another company. The term "Official Seal" shall mean the SRCC registered, trademarked certification symbol. The term "Label Information" means SRCC's standard specifications and requisite information for the solar water heating system certification label. The term "SRCC Rating" means the thermal performance rating of a solar water heating system as described in SRCC Document OG-300, "Operating Guidelines and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems." The term "Directory" means the Directory of SRCC Certified Solar Collector and Water Heating System Ratings as published by SRCC.
In the event of any inconsistency between this Agreement and any document or publication referred to or incorporated by reference herein, the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed controlling.
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SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM PROGRAM AGREEMENT
SUPPLIER: Signature Name Title Company Address Phone _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ __________________________ Fax ________________________
SRCC: Signature Date Name _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Executive Director Solar Rating and Certification Corporation c/o FSEC, 1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922-5703 (321)638-1537 Fax (321)638-1010
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Certification Label and Award Once certification is complete, artwork similar to that shown below will be prepared for each certified system. The Supplier is responsible for having labels printed and installed on every certified system. Specifications for the label are as follows: Size: Thickness: Color: Adhesive: Material: 1.5” x 6” 0.003 inches 70 Blue matt background, 10 Aluminum matt copy PS 467 Lustre-Cal Lifetime Metal Nameplate, color anodized and etched aluminum
This product certified by Solar Rating and Certification Corporation c/o FSEC, 1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922 (321)638-1537 www.solar-rating.org SRCC Document OG-300
Sample Solar Corporation P.O. Box 12345 Anytown, CA 97402 System Model Super Sample 2B
Solar Energy Factor
In addition to the label, a Certification Award similar to the one on the next page will be provided for each certified system. A copy of the Certification Award must be included with every certified solar system shipped, sold, offered for sale and/or on display.
SOLAR RATING & CERTIFICATION CORPORATION AWARD OF SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
The solar water heating system listed below has been evaluated by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) in accordance with SRCC Document OG-300, Operating Guidelines and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems, and has been certified by the SRCC as meeting the minimum standards for design, installation, operation and maintenance, performance, reliability and safety as specified in SRCC Document OG-300. Thermal performance ratings are based on the successful durability and performance testing of a sample unit where said tests have been conducted by an independent laboratory accredited by the SRCC and the balance of the system has been modeled using TRNSYS, a computer simulation code developed by the University of Wisconsin.
System Certification Number: 300-99001A SOLAR ENERGY FACTOR = 2.0 Date Certified: February 1, 1999 System Type: Direct Forced Circulation Supplier: Sample Solar Corporation P.O. Box 122345 Anytwon, CA 97402 USA (555) 222-1345 System Model: Super Sample 2B Fluid Class I, 189 Expiration Date: February 11, 2004
System Brand: Super One
Description: 1 Glazed Flat-Plate Collector(s), Photovoltaic Panel Controller, liter (50 gal.) Solar Storage Tank , 189 liter (50 gal ) Gas Auxiliary Tank Collector Model Options Company Sample Solar Corporation Brand Super Model Super Sample
Gross Area (m2) 3.71
Gross Area (ft2) 39.90
RATING PARAMETERS System Set Temperature Environmental Temperature Ambient Temperature Profile Average Water Mains Temperature Delivered Load Solar Irradiance
TERM Tset Tenv Tamb Tmain Qdel It
SI Units 57.2 ° C 19.7 ° C 14.4 ° C 14.4 ° C 43.3 MJ/day 4,733 Wh/m2-day
Inch-Pound Units 135 ° F 67.5 ° F 58 ° F 58 ° F 41,045 Btu/day 1,500 Btu/ft2-day
This award of certification is subject to all terms and conditions of the Program Agreement and the documents incorporated therein by reference. It must be renewed annually. Any changes in solar water heating system design, materials, specifications, parts, or construction must be reported to SRCC for evaluation of continued certification .
February 1, 1999
OG-300 SRCC SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
Solar Rating and Certification Corporation, c/o FSEC, 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922
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