Petah Tivka, Oct, 2012
TIGI is proud to announce that its honeycomb collector (HC.1) received Solar Keymark certification!
The Solar Keymark certification (12975) for TIGI’s HC.1 collector was granted after completion of a series of required tests to the collector’s performance, durability and safety, and following an inspection of the manufacturing plant used by TIGI for its production.
TIGI’s honeycomb collector is the first ever Transparent Insulation collector to receive the Solar Keymark certification.
The collector is equiped with an integral proprietary overheating prevention mechanism and implements hermetically sealed case to prolong longetivity of high performance by avoiding “breathing” of humidity and dust.
Testing of the collectors was done by SPF in Rapperswil, one of the leading European research institutes.
The certification is another important milestone in TIGI’s product development cycle, it is an important benchmark in the introduction of TIGI’s product to the marketplace, and will also enable TIGI’s products to enjoy European government subsidy schemes.
About Solar Keymark
The Solar Keymark Association is an official quality mark of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), developed with ESTIF to overcome the varying testing and certification requirements in different EU countries. It guarantees the quality of solar thermal products (see solar hot water), in particular panels or complete compact systems.
The Solar Keymark is a voluntary third-party certification mark for solar thermal products, demonstrating to end-users that a product conforms to the relevant European standards and fulfills additional requirements. The Solar Keymark is used in Europe and increasingly recognized worldwide. The Solar Keymark is a CEN/CENELEC European mark scheme, solely dedicated to:
Solar thermal collectors (based on European standard series EN 12975)
Factory made solar thermal systems (based on European standard series EN 12976)
The Solar Keymark was developed by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) in close co-operation with leading European test labs and with the support of the European Commission. It is the main quality label for solar thermal products and is widely spread across the European market and beyond.
SPF Institute für solartechnik, located in Rapperswil Siwtzelrand is one of the leading research and testing institutes for Solar Thermal technologies.
SPF is officially certified by international certification organizations to perform testing for standards currently in force: EN 12975 (European standards), ISO 9806 (International standards), AS/NZS (Australian standards), OG-100 (American standards), Solar Keymark (official European quality hallmark for solar collectors) and SRCC (USA). The main categories of testing solar thermal collectors include performance, quality, hail, pressure drop, load tests and more.