Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q: How can I certify my PV system design?
  • A: There are two options.

    Manual: Use this option to submit user generated electrical drawings for evaluation by the FSEC Design Review Committee.

    Express: Use this option to have an FSEC certified, code compliant drawing automatically generated by our online system using select components.

    Note: Only systems meeting the express system certification criteria are eligible for express system certification.

  • Q: How long does system certification take?
  • A: If the system meets the express system certification criteria, it can be certified almost instantaneously. Using the Manual certification option, an approval or deficiency notice is usually provided within 1 to 2 business days although large or complicated reviews may take longer.

  • Q: How do I get a new PV module registered?
  • A: Module registrations can be initiated by the module's manufacturer through our site via the PV Module Registration.

  • Q: Can I use a Micro Inverter for my PV System?
  • A: Systems using microinverters currently have to be certified through the Manual system certification option. We hope add the capability to use microinverters to the Express system certification option in the near future.

  • Q: What should I do if I don't see the module, inverter, optimizer, charge controller, or battery needed to complete my system certification application?
  • A: Please submit equipment models (inverters, batteries, etc) for possible inclusion in the PV System Certification process. If the module model is not listed, please contact the manufacturer to request they register it with FSEC.

  • Q: Do I need to get a certification for each install site?
  • A: No. An FSEC PV System Certification covers the electrical design and components used in a system and may be used at multiple installation sites unless the provided drawings are site-specific.

  • Q: Why isn't a previously Registered PV Module listed on this site?
  • A: We appologize, but we are still in the process of migrating previously registered PV Modules onto this site.

  • Q: How can I change my username after it has been created?
  • A: Please email us with your request:

Have a question? Have a comment?

Contact Us and let us know!