GSCN Global Solar Certification Network

Aim / Scope / Concept

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The aim of Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN) is to facilitate cross-border trading for manufacturers and other suppliers of solar thermal products; its objective is to minimize the need for re-testing and re-certification in each new country where products are to be marketed and sold.


The concept of “Global Solar Certification” is being implemented for solar thermal collectors and is based on the test procedures given in the ISO 9806 standard. Other components as well as complete solar water heaters and solar heating/cooling systems could be included a later stage.


The “Global Solar Certification Network” is a cooperation between solar certification bodies/schemes around the world. When a product has been certified by one of the participating certification bodies/schemes, the product can obtain certification from other participating certification schemes without re-testing of the product and without re-inspection of production facilities.