Solar Certification Fund (SCF)

The Solar Certification Fund (SCF) was set up in 2009, when the Solar Keymark Network (SKN) decided to support activities concerning the development and promotion of the Solar Keymark certification scheme and related standards.

A Steering Group was then created to manage the SCF whose main tasks are:

  • Define priority fields and specific terms of references in the annual calls,
  • Select projects for funding (including budgets),
  • Give notice to the Solar Keymark Network about the approved proposals,
  • Approve project deliverables.


Eligible subjects/projects

Topics on quality assurance of solar thermal products in general - and specifically developing and promoting the harmonization of international certification schemes and correlated international standards and directives within the field of solar thermal and related areas.

These can include:

  • improving existing certifications schemes and standards
  • establish certifications schemes and standards for new products in the field of solar thermal or related areas
  • promoting the use of harmonised certification schemes and standards

How to apply for funding?

The application must be made using the template specified in the call document

The evaluation will be done based on given criteria.

The Solar Certification Fund has opened its 10th Call. For more information on how to apply, please consult the following article



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.