Solar Equipment Certification (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Florida
Name Solar Equipment Certification
Incentive Type Equipment Certification
Applicable Sector Construction, General Public/Consumer
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2013-07-24

References DSIRE[1]


Under the Solar Energy Standards Act of 1976, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is responsible for certifying all solar equipment sold in Florida. A manufacturer who wishes to have their solar equipment certified first contacts FSEC for an application and requests that FSEC test samples of the product at random. Equipment is then subjected to a series of tests in order to be approved or denied certification. Standards and applications procedures for specific technologies are available on the FSEC web site.

Periodically, FSEC will retest solar equipment to maintain quality control, and FSEC will make facility inspections every two to four years, where feasible. For more details about the testing methodology for both PV collectors and thermal equipment, see the program web site above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Joe Walters
Department Florida Solar Energy Center
Address 1679 Clearlake Road
Place Cocoa, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32922-5703
Phone (321) 638-1438
Phone 2 (321) 638-1000

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. § 377.705
Date Effective 1976
Date Enacted 1976

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"