Task 57
Task 57
SHC Task 57

Solar Standards and Certification

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The following are publications developed under Task 57:

General Task Publications

IEA SHC Task 57 Annual Report 2017
IEA SHC Task 57 Annual Report 2017
January 2018 - PDF 0.61MB - Posted: 2018-01-17
The purpose and objectives of the task are: • to harmonize at international level certification schemes, in order to increase in general the level of quality and at the same time avoid the need for re-testing and re-inspection • to develop, improve and promote ISO standards on test procedures and requirements for solar thermal products • to assist establishing certification schemes in new areas
GUIDE TO STANDARD ISO 9806:2017
GUIDE TO STANDARD ISO 9806:2017
A Resource for Manufacturers, Testing Laboratories, Certification Bodies and Regulatory Agencies
October 2017 - PDF 2.9MB - Posted: 2018-01-19
By: Korbinian Kramer, Stefan Mehnert, Christoph Thoma, Patrik Ollas
The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance about the application and use of the ISO 9806:2017 standard, concerning the testing of solar thermal collectors. It is intended to support the interpretation and application of the standard. The guide has been developed with three different target groups and objectives in mind. - A guide directed to established and new test laboratories for collector testing. The main purpose here is to give a quick introduction to the standard for new laboratories and in general to contribute to a uniform interpretation of the standard and presentation of results. - A guide directed to manufacturers and importers of collectors. Here, the purpose is to give a very light introduction to the standard and to explain how it is used for type testing as well as for innovation and development support. - A guide directed to certification bodies. The intention here is to provide access to easy evaluation of the presented results.
IEA SHC Task 57 Annual Report 2016
IEA SHC Task 57 Annual Report 2016
April 2017 - PDF 0.61MB - Posted: 2018-01-17
By: Jan Erik Nielsen
The purpose and objectives of the task are to develop, improve and promote ISO standards on test procedures and requirements for solar thermal products - and to harmonize at international level certification schemes in order to increase in general the level of quality and at the same avoid the need for re-testing and re-inspection.

Other

Articles

Solar Rating & Certification
Solar Rating & Certification
Interview with Jan Erik Nielsen
May 2016 - PDF 0.12MB - Posted: 2016-05-25
By: Pam Murphy
The IEA SHC Programme wrapped up its work on Solar Rating & Certification (Task 43) in 2015, and in 2016 started a new Task on Solar Standards and Certification (Task 57). To get a better understanding of the impact of Task 43, we asked Jan Erik Nielsen, the Operating Agent, a few questions.

Highlights

Task 57 Highlights 2017
Task 57 Highlights 2017
January 2018 - PDF 3.25MB - Posted: 2018-01-26
When manufacturers of solar thermal products – for example, solar collectors – enter new markets they often need to do re-testing of their products and to have a re-inspection of their production facilities. This is needed in order to obtain local certification and have access to these new markets. To avoid this waste of time and money, international standards for testing are being developed and promoted and a network of professionals has been established with the aim to harmonize certification requirements at the “global level”.