VeraSol supports a well-organized off-grid energy market and benefits a range of stakeholders.
Manufacturers can easily assess their own products, compare them against competitors’ products, and make smarter product development decisions.
Distributors can quickly and easily identify good quality products that reduce the financial and reputational risks associated with guaranteeing products to end consumers.
Investors can reduce risk by investing only in companies that trade in that meet VeraSol’s standards for quality, performance, and durability.
Development institutions can increase impact and cost effectiveness by limiting eligibility for programs to products that meet VeraSol standards or certain minimum requirements.
Governments can use our QA framework as a basis for tax and duty policies, voluntary market stimulation programs, and product regulations. Harmonized national standards reduce the resources needed to develop and implement policy.
Consumers can access high-quality products at an affordable price. They can trust manufacturers’ performance claims and avoid purchasing products that won’t perform as expected.
Praise for Lighting Global Quality Assurance and Equip Data, now VeraSol.
“Independent third party testing with Equip Data to verify the performance of our products has definitely been of value to Azuri. Not only has it provided valuable insights that inform future design decisions, but also validates our direction for investors, distributors and other stakeholders in the business.”Nigel Preston, VP of Product Management, Azuri
Lighting Global has been a critical force in facilitating and promoting quality solar lanterns and home systems since our industry’s infancy. Lighting Global’s quality assurance program catalyzed off-grid solar energy’s exponential growth: It legitimized novel technologies in the eyes of distributors’ worldwide, stimulating innovation while protecting consumers and manufacturers alike from the dangers of low-quality products. Lighting Global’s work with governments in harmonizing regulations and reducing barriers to trade created a level playing field for companies and made solar energy affordable to millions of off-grid families.Patrick Walsh, CEO, Greenlight Planet
“Frontier Markets is committed to providing high-quality clean energy solutions to off-grid consumers. Equip Data’s product testing gives us confidence that we provide efficient technologies that benefit our customers, particularly women and children, the most.”Mehdi Rizvi, Head of Operations, Frontier Markets