Notice to Consumers, Contractors, and Building Officials

October 13, 2014

The following notice does not apply to solar electric (photovoltaic – PV) systems that provide electrical power to air-conditioning systems.

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Consumer Warning!

Products currently being marketed in Florida as “Solar Air Conditioners” or “Solar Assisted Air Conditioners” using solar heating collectors have not been certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). These products feature a solar heating collector within a conventional air conditioning system. FSEC has not tested or validated the claim that the solar heating collectors enhance air-conditioning performance.

Consumers are advised to consult an income tax professional regarding any federal income tax credit claims. Qualified residential solar systems are defined in §25D(d) of Title 26 of the U.S. Code.

Tax Code Reference:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title26/pdf/USCODE-2011-title26-subtitleA-chap1-subchapA-partIV-subpartA-sec25D.pdf

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3 thoughts on “Notice to Consumers, Contractors, and Building Officials

  • December 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm
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    Has anyone tested or shown that these “Solar Assisted Air Conditioners” using solar heating collectors actually work and their efficiency? Will FSEC?
    Help please

  • February 28, 2015 at 4:56 pm
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    Sounds like another solar energy hype and garbage scam, solyndra being
    The most famous of the many that are dropping like flies!!!!

  • April 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm
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    Germany has reached over 20% on solar and wind power. Ask your self ,Why not here?

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