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100 Home
101 Introduction
102 FAQ Page
103 Course Catalog
104 Green World
105 Demand & Supply
106 Conservation Careers
107 Solar Careers
108 Wind Turbine Careers
109 Entrepreneurs
110 Employee or Employer?
200 Demand Management
201 Summary
202 Residential Energy Profile
203 Ten Conservation Rules
204 HVAC System
205 Kitchen Appliances
206 Water Heater
207 Lighting
208 Laundry Appliances
209 Calculating Savings
300 Renewable Technology
301 Solar Energy
302 Solar Collectors
303 Solar Water Heating
304 Stirling Engines
305 Basic AC-DC Electronics
306 Silicon Solar Panels
307 Thin Film Solar Panels
308 Wind Turbines
309 Inverters
310 Grid Tied and Off Grid
311 Solar Site Survey
312 Solar Site Diagram
313 Sun Path Chart
314 Site Survey Worksheet
315 Wind Turbine Site Survey
316 Wind Turbine Worksheet
400 Solar Thermal Design
401 Solar Heat Overview
402 System Configuration
403 Site Survey
404 SRCC Compliance
405 System Specification
406 Bill of Materials
407 System Installation
408 Solar Heat Incentives
409 Document Package
410 Future Products
500 Solar PV Design
501 Solar PV Overview
502 System Configuration
503 Site Survey
504 Grid Tied & Off Grid
505 System Specification
506 Bill of Materials
507 System Installation
508 Solar PV Incentives
509 Document Package
510 Future Products
600 Wind Turbine Design
601 Wind Turbine Overview
602 System Configuration
603 Site Survey
604 Grid Tied and Off Grid
605 System Specification
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Green Collar Careers - SRCC Compliance

SRCC stands for Solar Rating and Certification Corporation.

In 1980 the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) was incorporated as a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is the development and implementation of certification programs and national rating standards for solar energy equipment.  They primarily deal with solar heating systems and are an ad-hoc agency that is recognized by most state governments, utilities, even the IRS for tax credits.  If you want to take advantage of the federal tax credits, the primary components of the system have to be SRCC classified and approved.

SRCC provides two types of certifications:

OG-100 - "Operating Guidelines for Certifying Solar Collectors," and its companion document, SRCC Standard 100, "Test Methods and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Collectors."   This certification is applied to the individual solar collectors such as Flat Plate or Evacuated Tube products and the certification is granted to the manufacturer.

OG-300 - This certification is directed to the supplier of the solar water heating system.  The good news is that much of the supply industry has packaged kits based on OG-300 compliance and have already done the leg work to acquire these certifications.  The bad news is all the budget priced solar collectors from overseas probably isn't OG-100 or OG-300 compliant.

OG-300 will assure that the kit and documentation for installation has been developed.  When you select a vendor be sure they will provide the OG-300 Compliance Certificate for the system they are to deliver.

The STS Solar Manual provides a thorough review of the systems and the specific requirements they need to conform to.