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Quality Assurance for Modern Off-Grid Solar Solutions

An evolution of Lighting Global Quality Assurance, VeraSol supports high-performing, durable off-grid solar products that expand access to modern energy services. VeraSol builds upon the strong foundation for quality assurance laid by the World Bank Group and expands its quality assurance framework to encompass off-grid appliances and productive use equipment.

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VeraSol is managed by CLASP, an expert in appliance energy performance and quality, in collaboration with the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University. Foundational support is provided by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program (supported by The Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land, and Sea), UK aid, the IKEA Foundation, Good Energies Foundation, and others.

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Since 2009, nearly 39.8 million quality-verified solar lighting products have been sold

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180 million people have benefited from quality-verified products as of June 2019

Updates

VeraSol to Begin Issuing VeraSol Certificates for Quality-Verified Solar Energy Kits

Pico-solar products and solar home system (SHS) kits that meet the Quality Standards will soon be issued VeraSol certificates instead of Lighting Global verification letters.

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Webinar on IEC Quality Standards for Pico-Solar & SHS Kits

On Thursday, May 7 at 13:00 GMT, VeraSol hosted a webinar about the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) quality standards for pico-solar products and SHS kits.

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VeraSol and Efficiency for Access Publish Draft Quality Criteria for Off-Grid Fans & TVs

VeraSol and Efficiency for Access piloted a QA framework for solar-powered TVs and fans. Their learning paper presents the quality criteria, documents key lessons learned, and provides recommendations for future QA efforts

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VeraSol Provides Technical Support Across Sub-Saharan Africa

VeraSol has joined the Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility to support the development of quality standards and implementation procedures in fourteen countries across the continent.

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