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.
We regularly check and confirm that off-grid solar products in the market continue to meet quality standards.
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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A complete list of products that were supported by VeraSol, but no longer have active certification letters.
Browse current and past programs, results-based financing mechanisms, open tenders, bulk procurements, and other initiatives looking for VeraSol-certified solar energy kits.
Explore over 1,500 appliance policies across more than 130 economies, including for off-grid products.
Explore publications, videos and technical notes to better understand Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) for off-grid solar products.
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Explore publications, videos and technical notes to better understand the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) process for off-grid solar products.
To protect consumers from low-quality solar products, several governments are adopting internationally harmonised IEC quality standards published by the IEC. These national standards underpin quality assurance frameworks that protect consumers while improving the quality, availability and affordability of off-grid solar products in the market.
As part of the standards compliance process, governments can implement conformity assessment, market surveillance, and enforcement measures. A Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) program is one of the conformity paths that can be used by a regulatory body to ensure that imported products meet applicable standards and regulations before leaving the port of origin. Products that meet requirements set by the destination country receive a Certificate of Conformity (CoC), facilitating streamlined market entry upon arrival at the destination port. Consignments of products lacking CoC are denied entry at the points of entry into these markets. Countries that use PVoC for imported off-grid solar products include Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.
VeraSol works with these stakeholders to improve the effectiveness of PVoC processes by providing expert guidance and practical resources. Conformity assessment programs and manufacturers can leverage the following VeraSol resources and tools for the PVoC process.
The following is a list of resources for quick reference for those looking to understand conformity assessment for solar products better.