Certifications & Accreditations
Testing & Standards
Solarvolt™ BIPV glass sytems have been previously tested by Kiwa, according to IEC standards, under the solarnova brand.
- IEC 61215:2005 / EN 61215
Crystalline silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules – Design qualification and type approval
- IEC 61730-1:2004 / EN 61730-1
Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification – Requirements for construction
- IEC 61730-2:2004 / EN 61730-2
Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification – Requirements for testing
The Solarvolt™ BIPV glass system also is undergoing new certification testing to IEC, UL and CAN/CSA standards and is pursuing CEC and SGCC certification.
Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Solarvolt™ BIPV glass systems can help building projects earn the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). In August 2022, the ITC was expanded by the Inflation Reduction Act and now offers a 30% tax credit for those who install a photovoltaic (PV) system between 2022 and 2032. This will decrease to 26% for systems installed in 2033 and to 22% for systems installed in 2034.
The ITC credit will now apply to aggregate investment in Solarvolt™ BIPV glass systems, electrical components and energy storage devices that have a capacity rating of 3 kilowatt hours or greater.
Since the program was implemented in 2006, the residential and commercial solar ITC has helped spark 10,000% growth in the U.S. solar industry, with an average annual growth of 50% over the last decade alone.
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