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PV Modules

The listing request forms used to request listing of Photovoltaic (PV) Modules to the Energy Commission’s Solar Equipment Lists have been updated. These updates include omitting two of the temperature coefficient requirements, adding the option to provide UL 1703 or UL 61730 for proof of safety certification, and adding the option to provide design qualification and performance evaluation. The multiple listing and ACPV instructions have also been updated. The updated forms and associated instructions can be accessed below.

The updated request forms must be used for any listing request submitted on or after February 1, 2019. Prior to February 1, 2019, manufacturers may continue to use the previous version of the forms or this updated version of the forms.

Please note that the Energy Commission's Solar Equipment Lists updates are typically completed twice a month, on the 1st business day of the month and the 15th of the month or the following business day.

Submit inquiries regarding the Energy Commission's Solar Equipment Lists to the California Energy Commission at SolarEquipment@energy.ca.gov. For any equipment listing related questions, please contact the Solar Equipment Call Center at 916-654-4120.

List of PV Modules

Effective January 15, 2019, the List of PV Modules has been updated to include omitting two of the temperature coefficient requirements, adding the option to provide UL 1703 or UL 61730 for proof of safety certification, and adding the option to provide design qualification and performance evaluation.

There are two versions of the list of PV modules that are available for download - Simplified and Full Data. The Simplified version is intended to show only basic information about the PV modules such as manufacturer, model number, description, and PTC value. The Full Data version contains all the information in the Simplified version plus information such as reported nameplate ratings and temperature coefficients that may be of interest to stakeholders.

Click on the links below to download the current list of eligible PV modules:

Submitted information is reviewed by the California Energy Commission prior to equipment being added to the Energy Commission’s Solar Equipment Lists but it is not continuously monitored. The California Energy Commission does not confirm manufacturers’ self-reported information. Please note that equipment on the Energy Commission’s Solar Equipment Lists have undergone tests to achieve minimal safety and performance standards. The California Energy Commission and the State of California make no claim or warranty on the equipment and its safety, performance or durability. Anyone considering installing solar energy systems are encouraged to conduct their own research.

Eligibility

For information on equipment eligibility and required laboratory-tested data, please refer to the SB 1 Guidelines, Appendix B.

Forms

Instructions

Other Resources

The California Energy Commission is providing consumers a list of resources and links for informational purposes; where they can research topics such as: PV product recalls, contractor license check for solar retailers/ installers or solar installation building and fire code requirements.