Certification of Solar Collectors

January 30, 2002


To be eligible for Texas's sales tax exemptions for solar energy systems, solar energy collectors must be certified by either the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) or the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI). The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) is responsible for identifying and adopting standards for rating solar energy devices in Texas. The standards are used in performance labeling and certification of solar energy devices in Texas. The certification applies to any solar energy collector or solar energy system that provides for the collection of solar energy or the subsequent use of that energy as thermal, mechanical, or electrical energy.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Equipment Certification
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics


Name: John McElroy, Jr.
Organization: Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel
Address: 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 9-180
Austin TX 78701
Phone: (512) 936-7518
Email: john.mcelroy@opc.state.tx.us

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.