Solar Keymark Network

Compositon of the SKN

Members of the SKN

The Solar Keymark Network is the operative framework around Solar Keymark. It consist of the Solar Keymark operators (certification bodies, test labs and inspectors) and industry representatives.

Tasks of the SKN

The tasks of the network are:

  • to maintain and continuously improve the Solar Keymark scheme rules and procedures;
  • harmonise practical procedures;
  • exchange experience amongst operators;
  • exchange information between industry and operators;
  • arrange comparative testing "Round Robin" amongst test labs;
  • inform about Solar Keymark;
  • list certified products;
  • list empowered and accredited operators

Financing the SKN

Until 2010 the network was financed by:

  • The Solar Keymark operators themselves;
  • The European Commission (ALTENER & IEE projects);
  • The European Solar Thermal Industry federation, ESTIF - now Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF.

The activities of the Solar Keymark Network are now financed by "Solar Keymark Licence fees". Though, the members of the SKN finance their own involvement in the Network.



Solar Keymark products

Solar Keymark News

  • Solar Certification Fund: 10th call launched

    Enhancing quality assurance for a sustainable technology!

    Brussels, 20 November 2018 – The Solar Certification Fund (SCF) launched its 10th call for proposals to continue to provide regular and reliable support for (1) developing better and new Solar Thermal certification and standardization processes, (2) ensuring quality assurance for tomorrow's solar thermal technology.

    "The Solar Keymark is a reference in the European market for solar thermal products. As such, it is important that it continues reinvesting in quality assurance, standardization and certification processes by means of the projects supported by the Solar Certification Fund",  mentioned the Chairman of the Solar Keymark Network, Andreas Bohren.