Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Solar Testing Facilities Underway

Universities in Connecticut and North Carolina will develop special labs to test solar thermal products, addressing the current shortfall in available testing services in the U.S.

North Carolina State University is scheduled to open its special solar thermal products testing lab in late 2011, while the University of New Haven plans to open its lab in 2012.

Currently, only five U.S. labs are accredited to test the products, causing delays in the certifications that are required for tax credit eligibility.