VeraSol works closely with market actors to help them make, source, and support quality off-grid solar solutions.
We define how product quality is measured, providing a common language for making performance claims.
We help determine and set the baseline level of product quality for consumer protection.
We standardize off-grid appliance testing, enabling consistent product comparisons.
We certify products that meet international standards through independent evaluation.
We improve global testing capacity through laboratory training and knowledge dissemination.
We generate comparable data to showcase quality products and drive faster decisionmaking.
We assist governments in the development and adoption of standards and policies.
We communicate to the market about the importance and need for quality assurance.
An effective quality assurance program catalyzes off-grid solar markets and brings power to the world’s most vulnerable communities by delivering quality products that perform as advertised.
By prioritizing quality, all sector actors can help build a competitive global market where durable, high-performing off-grid solar solutions are the default option.
Quality assurance helps catalyze off-grid solar markets and bring reliable energy services to the world’s most vulnerable communities through high-performing products.
VeraSol's trusted, rigorous, and widely-applicable quality assurance program supports a wide range of stakeholders, from manufacturers to consumers.
Signal your commitment to quality, gain entry into key markets, and attract the attention of professional buyers.
Millions of people around the world have benefited from using certified solar energy kits.
Help shape the QA program! VeraSol regularly aggregates feedback from a diverse range of stakeholders. We use this information to inform our policies and procedures.
An evolution of Lighting Global Quality Assurance, VeraSol supports high-performing, durable off-grid solar products that expand access to modern energy services.
VeraSol is an evolved quality assurance program that builds upon the rich history of Lighting Global Quality Assurance.
The VeraSol team holds a rich technical and programmatic background in quality assurance coupled with a commitment to provide neutral, high-quality service to the sector.
VeraSol brings together a diverse network of organizations, institutions, and programs to improve the quality and availability of modern off-grid solar solutions worldwide.
VeraSol builds global testing capacity to evaluate off-grid solar solutions and generate high-quality test data.
VeraSol maintains a growing library of resources on off-grid solar quality assurance. Browse our publication library, view previously certified products, and explore frequently asked questions about our program and core services.
Publications, Technical Notes, policies, and resources about off-grid solar quality assurance.
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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.
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.
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.
Define how product quality should be measured, giving the industry a common language for reporting and making claims about modern off-grid solar solutions.
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.
Improves the global testing capacity to test to international standards and produce reliable and consistent data about product quality.
Generates consistent, comparable performance data that fill critical information gaps and inspire market competition.
Provides an independent, third-party evaluation to confirm whether a product meets international quality requirements.
Improves decisionmaking and helps scale the market for quality products through comparable data.
Aids governments in the development, adoption, and implementation of standards and policies for off-grid solar solutions.
Informs market actors of the importance of product quality and the need for quality assurance.
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