Product certification assists users to select quality products, as attest that a given product complies with the relevant European Standards.
The certification may be:
- voluntary (SK) or compulsory (ex: some CE marks);
- third-party (SK) or self-certification (CE marking);
- European (SK) or national on its scope and recognition.
Product certification, when required by a support scheme set up by a public body, assures that a proper use of public funds is done.
- high quality products
- guarantee that the product sold is identical to the tested product
- confirmation that products are FULLY tested according to the relevant standards
- eligibility for subsidies
- simpler testing procedure
- one test valid for all European countries
- freedom of choice amongst the accredited test labs
- easier introduction of new products in different European countries
- simplified procedures for replacing components in certified products
The Solar Keymark is used in Europe and increasingly recognized worldwide. It is the main quality label for solar thermal products and is widely spread across the European market and beyond. It is recognised in all European countries, even if in soime countries some aditional requirements may apply.
Further information may be found on country reports. These intend to provide an overview of the situation of different European markets. This overview addressed general market topics and specific standards & certification issues.
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Solar Keymark News
PRESS RELEASE - Solar Certification Fund: 8th call launched Fosters quality assurance for tomorrow’s Solar Thermal technology!
Brussels, 18 November 2016 – The Solar Certification Fund (SCF) launched its 8th call for proposals to continue to provide regular and reliable support for (1) developing better and new Solar Thermal certification and standardisation processes, (2) ensuring quality assurance for tomorrow's solar thermal technology.Read more...
The 21st Solar Keymark Network (SKN) meeting took place in the island of Crete, Greece. Among the many points addressed in this meeting, several were related to the outputs of the work linked to the action plan previously approved.Read more...
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The 18th Solar Keymark Network (SKN) meeting will be held on 10 and 11 March 2015 in Rome.Read more...
2 October 2014 – The International Code Council (ICC) and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC) have agreed in principle to join forces.Read more...