Save the date – Solar Keymark & Certification issues: the Solar Keymark Network point of view – Webinar

Save the date – Solar Keymark & Certification issues: the Solar Keymark Network point of view – Webinar

When: Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 16:30 to 17:30 CET

Where: Register here

Solar Keymark Network (SKN) would like to inform you about the possibilities to participate actively in his network. SKN is the assembly of the certification bodies, testing laboratories and representatives of industry active in the field of solar thermal technology. The main task of the SKN is the continuous improvement of the scheme rules and to resolve all kinds of technical and administrational issues (

While all certification bodies and testing laboratories are mandatory members, the network have only a few regular industry representatives from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. Regrettably, manufacturers from other countries are not represented in the SKN.

SKN invites you to seize this chance to actively participate in the SKN decision-making processes. This could be done either through your national solar thermal association (preferably) or if you are representing your company directly. Being a member of the SKN is free of charge, however regular participation and engagement are expected. For your information two meetings take place every year – one face-to-face meeting in March and one virtual (web) meeting in October. The next physical meetings of SKN and CEN TC312 are planned to be held on 5th and 6th March in Stockholm/Sweden.

The nomination (through your national solar thermal association) or your expression of interest to participate  in SKN’s work  should be communicated to the SKN manager ( or to the SKN chairman ( This is an open process – however notification of interest is expected preferably by 21.01.2019.

If too many candidates are applying from the same country, the decision to appoint a representative will be taken in accordance with the Solar Keymark working rules.

Please send your nominations or questions to and by preference until 21.01.2019.

Let SKN’s Secretariat take this opportunity to remind you that experts, such as in your company, participate in developing the EN and ISO standards which are used as a basis for the Solar Keymark certification, for the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling, for many subsidy schemes or tax reduction schemes.

To participate in shaping these standards, you may want to become a member of the national mirror committees of the standardisation organisation CEN/TC 312 and/or ISO/TC 180. If you need support on that, please ask our expert Vassiliki Drosou (

List of current industry members/country/contact:

Country Name Association / Company Contact
Austria Harald Poscharnig Austriasolar / GreenOneTec
Greece Costas Travassaros EBHE / Prime laser Technology


Switzerland Hanspeter Weiss Swissolar / Ernst Schweizer AG
Germany Christian Stadler ESTESC/ Arcon Sunmark


Germany Thomas Althaus BSW / Ritter Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Spain Oscar Mogro ASIT / BDR Thermea


Netherlands Gerard van Amerongen Holland Solar /
vA Consult



In order to introduce you further the work of the Solar Keymark Network and CEN/TC 312, a webinar will be held on the Wednesday 23rd January 2019 from 16:30 to 17:30 CET. Please make sure you register to the following link:

Moreover, the Solar Keymark Network issues a bi-monthly newsletter with more information about standardisation and certifications. If you are interested in receiving such a newsletter, please consult the following link:

Should you have any question, please contact the Solar Keymark Secretariat at

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