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Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant

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  1. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation estec2003 Solar Keymark Session Programme • Objectives of the session / JEN • Presentation on the Solar Keymark / JEN • Short introduction of invited people / IP • Discussions / ALL • Conclusions

  2. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation estec2003 Solar Keymark Session Objectives • What is the Solar Keymark • Status • Benefits • Consequences • Costs • How to make it a success

  3. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary The Solar Keymark Yesterday Today Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission General key to the European market

  4. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary Summary European standardisation and certification is now starting to work: Yesterday Yesterday Today Today • The EN standards are implemented at all main European test labs • The European certification scheme, based on these standards - the Solar Keymark- has been established Tomorrow Tomorrow The Keymark The Keymark Get a license Get a license The costs The costs The Mission The Mission

  5. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary Yesterday ”Yesterday” Today Tomorrow • Each European country required the solar products tested at their own national test institutes • Barrier to open European market The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission

  6. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary Yesterday ”Today” Today Tomorrow • Far most of the European test institutes accept test results from each other for certification in connection with national and regional regulation and subsidy schemes • Barriers opening The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission

  7. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary Yesterday ”Tomorrow” Today Tomorrow • Once tested and certified the product automatically fulfils all national and regional requirements in regulation and subsidy schemes • Open European market The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission

  8. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary CEN/CENELEC European Mark The Keymark: Yesterday Today Tomorrow • Voluntary third-party certification mark, developed by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) • The clear and simple message of the Keymark is that the product complies with the European Standard(s) covering the product The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission

  9. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary Get a Solar Keymark license: Yesterday • Contract between the manufacturer and an empowered certification body • Factory Production Control: Relevant elements of ISO 9000 • Initial Inspection and Initial Type Testing • Surveillance Procedures: • Inspection once a year • Surveillance test (physical inspection) every second year • License and other fees Today Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission

  10. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary Costs of a Solar Keymark for first collector: Yesterday Today COST ESTIMATE: • Annual costs: € 1000 – 1300 • Conformity assessment € 300 - 500 • CEN/CCB license fee € 300 • Inspection/surveillance € 400 - 500 • Plus initial type test and insp.: € 5000 – 6000 • Plus factory production control ISO 9000 level Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission

  11. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary The Solar Keymark Mission - 1: Yesterday Today Tomorrow • Solar Keymark recognised as the general accepted European wide quality mark • Solar Keymark accepted by all national and regional regulations and subsidy schemes • Open European market The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission

  12. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary The Solar Keymark Mission - 2: Yesterday Today • The Solar Keymark is to be the general “key” to all European markets - “opening all doors” to national and regional subsidy schemes and regulations • Solar Keymark will work besides the specific “keys” to the national and regional regulations and subsidy schemes • As the markets mature, and the Solar Keymark is successfully implemented – one could expect it to replace gradually the requirements in national/regionalschemes Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission

  13. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary The Solar Keymark Yesterday Today Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission General key to the European market

  14. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation ANNOUNCEMENT: ESTIF Workshop on Standardisation and certification • September 16th • Berlin • Take announcement flyer

  15. Solar Keymark – The New European Quality Label J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary Status of Implementation/Accreditation Yesterday Today Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license The costs The Mission