EIE/ALTENER Project SolarKeymark-II

  User | Manufacturer | Test Lab | Certifier | Public Auth. | Consultant | CEN/TC 312 |
The Solar Keymark
Test Labs
Certification bodies
Scheme Rules
CE-marking of collectors?
Keymark & OBL/OEM
Misuse of Solar Keymark
Equivalent materials
Solar Keymark Network
Solar Keymark II Project (2006-2007)
Solar Keymark I Project (2000-2003)

D29 (WP6): Workshops

General report of the four Solar Keymark industry workshops:
Almost all participants in the workshops were from the industry (manufacturer of solar collectors and systems), typically 15-20 representatives. The general structure of the workshops was:
  • General info on Solar Keymark, history, propagation, recognition (ESTIF)
  • Specific info on Solar Keymark testing (local test lab)
  • Specific info on Solar Keymark certification (local certification body)
  • Experience with Solar Keymark (one to three local manufacturers)
  • Discussions
Main impact of the workshop was increased motivation to use Solar Keymark and increased knowledge in the industry sector about:
  • benefits of Solar Keymark
  • practical procedures to obtain the Solar Keymark
Lively discussions took place - typical issues:
  • flexibility of the certification
  • certification of OEM products
  • costs of the license
  • problems with acceptance of Solar Keymark in some countries (the first 3 workshops)
The discussions gave important feed back to the project:
Webmaster: ESTIF - the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation