SunEarth provides its customers with several engineered residential, commercial, and industrial solar hot water heating products that have been certified or listed with various accredited third-party agencies. SunEarth’s solar hot water heating products and components are certified, approved and/or listed with the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
These independent third-party certifications and approvals are recognized and referenced by federal and state governments for tax credit purposes, by various public and municipal utility companies for energy efficiency and renewable rebate programs, and by plumbing and mechanical code officials and field inspectors in most jurisdictions.
ICC-SRCC rates and certifies individual solar collectors and complete solar hot water heating solutions. Furthermore, the ICC-SRCC is a nationally recognized independent third-party certification agency that promulgates standards and operating guidelines Standard 100 (collectors) and Standard 300 (systems). IAMPO Research and Testing is a certification and testing body that ensures product compliance to the requirements of various codes and national standards, including the Uniform Solar Energy Code (USEC). IAPMO and ICC-SRCC issue annual certificates of listing for conforming products and systems.
ICC-SRCC Standard 300 provides an independent assessment of a residential domestic water heating systems reliability and performance. Systems that receive this rating must pass a rigorous review performed by the ICC-SRCC staff and design review team. Once the system has met or exceeded these quality assurance checks it undergoes a full performance analysis to estimate the actual solar contribution of the system towards an average hot water load. This contribution, defined by the Solar Energy Factor (SEF), is listed by the ICC-SRCC for the different variants of each system type.
The entire system of components submitted by SunEarth to ICC-SRCC for rating and certification is essentially a prescriptive specification. SunEarth specifies the design and acceptable materials and methods in accordance with ICC-SRCC requirements.
After the review process detailed above the specified design, materials and methods in accordance with ICC-SRCC system certification.
Although SunEarth is responsible for the design of various residential solar water heating systems, and holds the ICC-SRCC certifications for these systems, our distributor and contractor partners are typically the entities responsible for local product fulfillment and installation services. Our channel partners source materials from the approved system components and install them in accordance with the design and methods outlined in our certified ICC-SRCC manuals. SunEarth provides a variety of branded products including panels, mounting hardware, tanks, pump stations, and controls. Assembling the components and installing the systems as specified is the essential value added by our professional channel partners.