Become member

Become member of the

"Global Solar Certification Network"

Why become member?

Industry

Industry members can utilize the concept of "Global Solar Certification" in order to avoid re-testing and re-inspection in different certification regions.

Industry members can save significant amounts of money and time this way.

 

Certification bodies

Certification bodies participating in the Global Solar Certification Network will attract big international customers

 

Test labs

Test labs participating in the Global Solar Certification Network will attract big international customers

 

Inspectors / inspection bodies

Inspectors / inspection bodies participating in the Global Solar Certification Network will attract big international customers

 

All

Members from above active member categories:

  • may use the GSCN logo together with company name on their website and in other promotional material
  • can participate in GSCN meetings and influence the rules and procedures of the GSCN
  • have access to all GSCN documents

 

Passive members (observers)

Passive members can participate as observers in network meetings and have access to most documents.

 

Requirements for membership

Industry

The are no specific requirements for participation of industry members.

 

Certification bodies

The main requirements for certification bodies is accreditation for certification of solar collectors.

 

Test labs

The main requirement for test labs is accreditation for testing of solar collectors according to latest version of ISO 9806.

 

Inspectors / inspection bodies

The main requirement for inspectors / inspection bodies is accreditation for certification of solar collectors.

 

Passive members

The are no specific requirements for passive members.

 

All

All members shall accept and follow the gereneral working rules for the GSCN and pay an annual fee (see below) to the GSCN administration.

 

Apply for membership

Please use the application forms

 

 

Membership fees

To cover the administration of the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN), fees apply for the participating bodies and for manufacturers/distributors re-using test and inspection reports.

 

Network participants from the categories

  • certification body
  • inspection body / inspector
  • test lab

shall pay an annual fee to the GSCN.

In 2016 this fee is 125 €.

 

Network participants from the category

  • Industry

shall pay an annual fee to the GSCN.

In 2016 this fee is 125 €.

 

Network passive members shall pay an annual fee to the GSCN.

In 2016 this fee is 75 €.

Passive Members

It is also possible to become pasive member of the Global Solar Certification Network. Passive members can participate as observers in network meetings and have access to most documents. Any interested party may participate as non-voting passive member with reduced fee (and services). This could be:

  • certification bodies considering becoming active members
  • testing laboratories considering becoming active members
  • inspection bodies considering becoming active members
  • manufacturers considering utilizing the system
  • industry associations wanting to gather information
  • other associations
  • authorities

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Global Solar Certification Network

A global network of certification bodies, inspectors, test labs and solar thermal industry representatives