Brea, Calif. – The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), a program of the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), awarded Sferasol Energy an OG-100 certification for its SF-A solar thermal collector. This certification demonstrates that the product meets minimum safety and durability criteria and complies with the ICC 901/SRCC 100 Solar Thermal Collector Standard.
ICC-SRCC thoroughly examined Sferasol’s product information, test reports, calculations and other information using internationally recognized testing methods to ensure that the collector meets all requirements of the ICC-SRCC OG-100 program. The SF-A collector is a unique, spherical, glazed collector that permits the collection of solar energy from nearly any direction. The impact-resistant polycarbonate cover is over 1 meter in diameter, and allows water to flow over the entire interior surface.
“Congratulations to Sferasol for achieving their first OG-100 solar thermal collector certification,” said ICC-SRCC Vice President of Technical Services Shawn Martin. “Their successful completion of the program’s rigorous testing and evaluation requirements is a significant accomplishment, and they join an esteemed group of companies with this highly-regarded product certification.”
“We are proud to finally begin this new adventure in the United States after years of experience in the Italian and European markets,” said Sferasol Founder and CEO Mario Boaglio. “We would like to thank ICC-SRCC for their outstanding support in ensuring all U.S. market requirements were met as we prepare for our American journey. It is our sincere hope that the quality of the Sferasol product and our commitment to bringing it to the U.S. market meets the highest expectations of all our supporters.”
ICC-SRCC OG-100 certification is utilized by numerous incentive programs, regulations and codes in many states and countries, including the California Solar Initiative Thermal Program and the Federal Investment Tax Credit. The Federal Investment Tax Credit provides a significant, 30% tax credit for the costs of equipment and installation of many qualifying solar thermal technologies.
The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) is a program of the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), a member of the ICC Family of Companies. ICC-SRCC provides authoritative performance ratings, certifications and standards for renewable energy products.
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Sferasol Energy has been in the solar thermal business for over 15 years. Our products are innovative, and we believe unique and revolutionary. We match energy efficiency to aesthetics; energy savings to design; all combined in an unmistakable thermal collector. The spherical form recalls the shape of our planet, with a constant exposure to the sun throughout the day and all year long.