The main priorities of this 9th SCF call are extensive. They include the development of specific tools, processes and methods to improve the existing Keymark Certificate, work to broaden the scope of Solar Keymark Certification and promotion and quality assurance of solar thermal technology and the Solar Keymark Certification.
“The Solar Keymark is a reference in the European market for solar thermal products” said the newly elected Chairman of the Solar Keymark Network, Andreas Bohren. “As such, it is important that it continues reinvesting in quality assurance, standardisation and certification processes by means of the projects supported by the Solar Certification Fund. We are glad to launch a new call with an indicative budget of 120,000 Euros”.
Pedro Dias, Secretary General of Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF, added that these projects are important for the sector and for strengthening the Solar Keymark certification scheme. Over the last six years the Solar Certification Fund has contributed over a million euros to more than 100 projects. Such projects addressed topics as relevant as the production of software to provide support for certification processes, the development and implementation of new testing methods or the development of solutions to facilitate the use of the Solar Keymark in the framework of energy labelling.
Image: Air collectors for a cooling installation in Freiburg, Germany (Photo: ESTIF)