An OG-300 SRCC seal tells consumers that the solar hot water heater system has undergone thorough product testing, and meets safety requirements, operates effectively, and can provide a specified amount of solar energy, given ideal conditions. Compare ratings between OG-300 systems to determine the best choice for you, or evaluate the benefits of choosing a rated system over an unrated solar thermal kit.
Purchasing an OG-300 System may qualify you for rebates or tax credits. The federal government offers incentives for homeowners who choose to install OG-300 Systems; there is a federal tax credit of 30 percent of your costs, with no high limit. This tax credit is applicable for existing homes, or new construction, as well as primary and secondary residences (but not rental homes). This tax credit is set to expire at the end of 2016, so make plans to purchase and install your new OG-300 solar hot water heater system sooner than later.
The state of New Jersey has a Clean Energy Program which offers financial incentives for purchasing qualifying OG-300 systems. Your utility company may offer rebates or credits for installing these systems, which you would not receive if purchasing and installing a non-rated system. Many cheaper solar hot water heater systems made overseas are not rated by the SRCC, which can disqualify you from receiving these added benefits.
Smith Sustainable Design installs OG-300 Systems in homes across New Jersey and the surrounding states. Contact us today to discuss our selection of available OG-300 solar hot water heater systems and learn the benefits of choosing a system bearing this designation.