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About Quality Assurance

VeraSol quality assurance catalyzes off-grid solar markets which bring power to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities by delivering quality products that perform as advertised.

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Quality Matters

Today’s off-grid solar energy market is characterized by products with varying levels of quality and durability. Some are designed and manufactured well, while others fall short of expectations for safety, durability, and performance.

For many bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers, purchasing a solar product is a major decision and investment. Spending limited funds on a poor-quality product could be devastating for the consumer and harm the reputation of off-grid solar products generally.

By prioritizing the quality of solar energy solutions, VeraSol builds a competitive global market where high-performing products help consumers unlock the full range of benefits that stem from having access to modern energy services.

Why VeraSol

Reliable information about the performance, durability, and safety of products is essential to the smooth functioning of product markets. In the off-grid solar industry, VeraSol is the trusted source of this information, connecting buyers with sellers of quality-verified products.

Formerly Lighting Global Quality Assurance, VeraSol maintains the world’s most widely recognized quality assurance framework for pico-solar products and solar home system kits. VeraSol's expanded quality assurance services now meet the industry's growing need for high-quality off-grid appliance and productive use data.

Benefits

Our Services

VeraSol offers a wide range of services to the off-grid solar sector that work to standardize the way products are tested and evaluated.

Test methods

Test Methods

Define how product quality should be measured, giving the industry a common language for reporting and making claims about modern off-grid solar solutions.

Quality standards

Quality Standards

Define the basic requirements for good-quality products. Our standards, published by the IEC in 2020, are the only internationally-recognized standards for solar energy kits.

Test lab

Test Lab Capacity Building

Improves the global testing capacity to test to international standards and produce reliable and consistent data about product quality.

Appliance testing

Appliance Testing

Generates consistent, comparable performance data that fill critical information gaps and inspire market competition.

Certification

Certification

Provides an independent, third-party evaluation to confirm whether a product meets international quality requirements.

Product data sharing

Product Data Sharing

Improves decisionmaking and helps scale the market for quality products through comparable data.

Technical assistance

Technical Assistance

Aids governments in the development, adoption, and implementation of standards and policies for off-grid solar solutions.

Stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder Engagement

Informs market actors of the importance of product quality and the need for quality assurance.