Operation Of The Solar Thermal Collector Certification Program

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Harrison, John

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Solar Thermal


The 1976 Florida Legislature enacted the Solar Energy Standards Act of 1976, now Section 377.705 of the Florida Statutes. This law, effective October 1, 1976, directs the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) to develop standards for solar energy equipment sold or manufactured in the state, establish criteria for determining the performance of solar energy equipment and maintain a testing facility for evaluating solar energy equipment performance. It provides for the Center to charge a fee to cover costs of testing and certification, and allows for the acceptance of test results from other testing organizations. The Solar Energy Standards Act was amended in 1978 to require that, after January 1, 1980, all solar energy systems manufactured or sold in Florida must meet the standards of FSEC and must display results in a manner prescribed by FSEC.

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Solar Thermal


FSEC Energy Research Center® Collection

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