People have benefited from using certified products
Millions of people around the world have benefited from using certified solar energy kits
VeraSol is working to increase access to modern energy services through high-performing off-grid appliances that build confidence in modern solar solutions and protect consumers. As of 2022, more than 60 million VeraSol-certified products have been sold, benefiting 180 million people worldwide.
Certified products have been sold globally
Programs reference VeraSol testing or certification as part of their criteria for bulk procurements and other programs
Of total investment guided by VeraSol testing and certification
Product Testing Data
Distributors, development institutions and investors around the world use VeraSol certification and testing to identify and confirm the quality. VeraSol and our test partners test and generate consistent and comparable performance data to support scalable markets for durable, high-performing, and affordable off-grid solar solutions. Statistics were last updated in February 2024.
Solar energy kits and families currently certified
Off-grid-appropriate appliances have been tested
Manufacturers currently have a certified pico solar product, solar energy kit, or family of products
VeraSol regularly checks off-grid solar products on the market to determine if they remain compliant with the Quality Standards. This process helps ensure quality is kept top of mind through the different stages of the product supply chain. Thus, fostering greater trust from market actors in the integrity of the certification and quality standards.
products that underwent market check testing and compliance evaluation since 2010
products that had their status revoked based on results from a Market Check Test evaluation
VeraSol’s team of policy experts supports governments and large institutions in developing, adopting, and implementing standards and policies for off-grid solar solutions. This enables countries to leverage quality assurance for improved consumer protection and market transformation.
Countries have adopted quality standards and test methods for solar energy kits that are harmonized with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC TS 62257-9-8 and IEC TS 62257-9-5, respectively)
Regional bodies (COMESA and ECOWAS) are pursuing adoption of regional standards for solar energy kits that are harmonized with IEC TS 62257-9-8