Test Methods And Minimum Standards For Certifying Solar Thermal Collectors

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Harrison, John

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Solar Thermal


In 1976 the Florida Legislature enacted the Solar Energy Standards Act of 1976, Section 377.705, Florida Statutes. This law, effective October 1, 1976, directs the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) to develop standards for solar energy systems sold or manufactured in the state, establish criteria for determining the performance of solar energy systems, and maintain a testing facility for evaluating solar energy system performance. It provides for the Center to charge a fee to cover costs of testing and allows 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 systems manufactured or sold in Florida 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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