Renewable energy dealer/installer Southern Energy Solutions of Georgia (SOENSO.com) of Marietta, Georgia, announced today that its solar thermal water heating system meets the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation’s (SRCC) requirements for Operating Guidelines-300 Certification (OG-300). The SRCC is an independent, non-profit organization whose primary purpose is the “development and implementation of certification programs and national rating standards for solar energy equipment”. OG-300 certification is based upon the determination by the SRCC that the solar thermal water heating system “successfully meets its minimum criteria for design, reliability and durability, safety, operation and servicing, installation, and operation and maintenance manuals”.
The State of Georgia recently implemented the Georgia Clean Energy Tax Credit (HB670). It became effective on July 1, 2008, and it is the most comprehensive clean energy tax incentive in Georgia’s history. The solar thermal section of the new law provides that home owners may apply for a 35% of installed cost state income tax credit with a $2,500 per dwelling unit limit, and commercial property owners may apply for a 35% of installed cost state income tax credit with a $100,000 per installation limit. One of the provisions in HB670 is that residential solar thermal systems be OG-300 certified.
SOENSO of Georgia’s OG-300 certified solar hot water system is the Slim Line OG-300 Package, manufactured by Schuco of Germany. SOENSO’s solar thermal systems can be designed and sized for various commercial and residential applications. With modern European design, German engineering and outstanding performance, Schuco's solar thermal OG-300 packages are a perfect match for quality-conscious Georgians.
About SOENSO of Georgia: Located in Marietta, Georgia, near Atlanta, Southern Energy Solutions of Georgia is a dealer/installer of commercial and residential sustainable building products. These include solar photovoltaic (PV) electric, solar thermal hot water, small wind turbine electric and LED lighting. SOENSO works with architects, engineers, builders, contractors, LEED APs, and other professionals to integrate sustainable energy solutions into projects.