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.
Learn more about VeraSol, the testing or certification process, and how to use our Product Database.
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.
View hundreds of independently tested and certified off-grid solar solutions.
The VeraSol Product Database is a freely available digital tool that enables market actors to search, sort, filter, compare the performance and quality of hundreds of off-grid solar solutions. To learn how to use the Product Database, please visit our Product Data Sharing page.
Yes, we encourage users share and use our data for business and personal use. If you use data in the VeraSol Product Database for any publications or reports, please use the following citation: VeraSol Product Database. 2020 Washington, D.C.: VeraSol. Available online at: data.verasol.org
Yes, VeraSol team is constantly observing and surveying the market to identify high-priority and high-impact products to be included in the testing and certification services. If there are other products you would like to see included in VeraSol Product Database, please let us know.
No, to meet the various needs of users, the Product Database does not include additional tools for analysis. However, we give users the option to perform their own analysis by downloading the entire data set. This feature gives users the flexibility to conduct their own analysis and tailor the data for their needs.
Yes, downloading the entire dataset for a product category is simple. Learn more.
The VeraSol team uses a multi-step approach to ensure all data presented the Product Database are accurate. However, small errors may happen from time to time. If you believe there are any inaccuracies, please contact us so we can work with you correct the data.
No, only pico-solar products and solar home system kits listed are certified by VeraSol, meaning they meet minimum international quality standards. VeraSol also shares third-party, test results for standalone off-grid TVs, fans, refrigerators, and solar water pumps. There is currently no certification process for these products, so these products may not be considered certified.