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CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark

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  1. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark 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 Altener project The Mission The Mission

  2. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark 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 Altener project The Mission

  3. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark 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 Altener project The Mission

  4. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark 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 Altener project The Mission

  5. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark 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 Altener project The Mission

  6. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark 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 Altener project The Mission DIN CERTCO

  7. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary The Altener Project Yesterday Achievements: • A very constructive network of European test labs and industries has been established • The EN standards have been implemented through out Europe • Inputs for revisions/improvements of EN standards have been given to CEN/TC312 • The Solar Keymark has been established, and is now ready for use • Extensive information given at: www.solarkeymark.org Today Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license Altener project The Mission

  8. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark 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 Altener project The Mission

  9. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary Yesterday The Altener Project Today Tomorrow Scheme rules: • Developed • Approved January 2003 • DIN CERTCO empowered • Certification scheme ready to use The Keymark Get a license Altener project The Mission

  10. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary The Altener Project Yesterday www.solarkeymark.org • Project information • Campaign material • Brochures in 8 languages • Presentations • Papers • … Today Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license Altener project The Mission

  11. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary The Solar Keymark Mission: 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 Altener project The Mission

  12. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary General key to the European market: Yesterday Today Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license Altener Project The Mission The Key

  13. CEN Marking of Solar Thermal Products: The Solar Keymark J.E. Nielsen, M.Sc., ESTIF Technical Consultant European Solar Thermal Industry Federation Summary Costs of a Solar Keymark for first collector: Yesterday Today • Initial costs: € 1400 – 5800 • Initial inspection € 500 - 1000 • Transport & travelling € 200 – 4000 • Initial conf. assessment € 400 - 500 • CEN/CCB license fee € 300 • Annual costs: € 600 - 3100 • Inspector 100 - 500 + travel € 100 – 2000 • Conformity assessment € 100 - 300 • CEN/CCB license fee € 300 Tomorrow The Keymark Get a license Altener Project The Mission The costs

  14. www.solarkeymark.org Solar Keymark – Manufacturer’s view point Yuppie ! Bigger market Increased sales Oh - oh! Increased competition. Maybe I should consider specialising and/or co-operate with others Small manufacturer Large manufacturer Jan Erik Nielsen, Solar Energy Centre, Technological Institute, DK