R403.5.6 Water Heater Efficiencies (Mandatory)
Solar systems for domestic hot water production are rated by the annual solar energy factor of the system. The solar energy factor of a system shall be determined from the Florida Solar Energy Center Directory of Certified Solar Systems. Solar collectors shall be tested in accordance with ISO Standard 9806, Test Methods for Solar Collectors, and SRCC Standard TM-1, Solar Domestic Hot Water System and Component Test Protocol. Collectors in installed solar water-heating systems should meet the following criteria:
- Be installed with a tilt angle between 10 degrees and 40 degrees of the horizontal; and
- Be installed at an orientation within 45 degrees of true south.