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What is CEC rated and why does it matter?

If you are shopping for solar power or small scale wind turbines in the USA, you have probably heard of a term called “CEC listed”. Why is that term CEC listed so important for renewable energy power generation buyers here in the US? Well the acronym CEC stands for California Energy Commission. When a new renewable energy product hits the market the manufacturer, if planning to sell in the US market applies with the CEC to get their produce listed on the approved products list which are the only products that qualify for local, state, and federal rebates.

So if you are shopping for solar or wind power and want to qualifiy for the federal tax credit and rebates that are availble to you, make sure your products are CEC listed! Its easy to check. Use the links below for an updated list of products that are approved onto the CEC list:

Eligible Solar PV Panels

Eligible Inverters

Eligible Small Wind Turbines

Check the list, make sure the items you are shopping for are on the list if you are shopping for solar or wind power in the USA.

Author: Deep Patel

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  1. My name is Matt and I work for Edelman Public Relations with the California Energy Commission’s New Solar Homes Partnership. I noticed your mention of the resources available on the Energy Commission’s Web site and wanted to let you know to keep an eye on GoSolarCalifornia.org over the next few months, as we will be introducing a number of new features to help consumers and builders go solar. Thanks for the mention!

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  2. Hi Matt,

    thanks for the comment and reaching out to us. I will be keeping an eye out on gosolarcalifornia.org, we’re really excited to see the new features that can help people everywhere go solar!

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