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Photovoltaic System Certification Support



The 2017 Florida Legislature, through HB 1021, amended the Solar Energy Standards Act of 1976 that governs the certification of solar energy systems manufactured or sold in Florida. Learn more about the specifics of the ruling in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) posted on The Energy Chronicle Blog.

The system approval process was mandated by the Florida State Legislature as part of the Solar Energy Standards Act, which required that beginning in 1980, all solar energy systems manufactured or sold in Florida meet standards established by FSEC.

The FSEC standards program has been designed to meet the intent of the legislation while also helping the Florida solar industry to develop quality products, aiding building departments in product approval, and instilling confidence in the consumer who chooses to use solar energy in their residence or business.

Apply for Photovoltaic Systems Certification using our online application
Apply for Photovoltaic Systems Certification using our legacy application

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Picture of FSEC employees performing a solar thermal test. Photovoltaic Certification Standards
If your photovoltaic system is going to be sold in Florida, the system must be certified by FSEC. The process applied are described in this section.
Picture of a solar hot water storage tank used during a demonstration. System Listings
This publication is a listing of the photovoltaic systems that are currently approved by FSEC for sale or manufacturing in Florida.
Testing and Certification Fees
By Florida Statute, FSEC is required to set fees that recover the costs of the testing, certification and rating services required for solar equipment and systems in Florida. Click here to view fee structure [136KB, Adobe Acrobat PDF].