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.
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.
Explore publications, videos and technical notes to better understand Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) for off-grid solar products.
View hundreds of independently tested and certified off-grid solar solutions.
Many large institutions and organizations require their programs to support or procure only products that meet international quality standards. By certifying your solar energy kit with VeraSol, you can qualify your products for bulk procurements, results-based financing mechanisms, working capital facilities, and other programs.
Below is an active list of open and past opportunities. Please contact us if you would like to add a program or tender to this list.
Productive uses of energy in KenyaProgram/Fund Type: GrantsFunding Organization: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: RTI InternationalClosing Date: January 23, 2023Location: KenyaDescription: The Power Africa Off-grid Project (PAOP), a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-contracted project implemented by RTI International, seeks applications to fund one or multiple awards to provide incentives, in the form of grants, to qualified organizations/companies to promote the adoption and scale-up of off-grid technologies for productive use to boost productivity, gender equality, and economic growth in the Kenyan market. This RFA provides prospective applicants with an opportunity to develop and submit competitive applications to PAOP for potential fundingLEARN MORE
Off-Grid Energy ChallengeProgram/Fund Type: GrantsFunding Organization: The Power Africa Off-grid Project (PAOP)Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: United States African Development Foundation (USADF)Closing Date: February 12, 2023Location: AfricaDescription: USADF is excited to request proposals for the USADF Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Proposals of up to US$250,000 in grant funds per award will be considered. To be considered for the Challenge, applicants must be African owned and managed private companies or organizations (including non-profit and not-for-profit) registered and operating in Africa. Projects are to be focused on increasing sustainable energy access, specifically off-grid solutions, and extending the delivery of electrification to unserved and underserved communities in Africa. The type of clean energy technologies to be proposed may include but are not limited to Stand-alone and Home systems. Productive use applications in cross-sector areas like agriculture and agri-business, healthcare, education, ICT, and other commercial and industrial activities are highly encouraged.LEARN MORE
IMEU market development fundProgram/Fund Type: Catalytic Grants, Results Based financing, Technical AssistanceFunding Organization: Embassy of Sweden (EoS) in Kampala, UgandaImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (lead), College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology (CEDAT), and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)Closing Date: n.dLocation: UgandaDescription: The IMEU Market Development Fund is a core component under the Inclusive Markets for Energy Efficiency in Uganda (IMEU) project funded by the Embassy of Sweden (EoS) in Kampala, Uganda. This fund is aimed at addressing access to finance challenges experienced by Uganda’s budding Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and Energy Service Provider Companies (ESPCs), reducing their impact. The technologies considered under this fund include energy efficient electric pressure cookers, cooling fans and refrigerators.LEARN MORE
Spark+ Africa FundProgram/Fund Type: Various financing solutionsFunding Organization: Enabling Qapital (EQ) and Stichting Modern Cooking (SMC)Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: Spark+ Africa FundClosing Date: n.dLocation: Sub-Saharan AfricaDescription: Spark+ Africa Fund is a $70 million impact investment fund financing companies that offer next-generation, distributed cooking energy solutions to the mass market in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a true “triple bottom line” impact fund, financing profitable and scalable companies tapping into a massive total addressable market for cooking energy solutions and enabling millions of African families to stay safe and healthy and save time and money. The technologies considered under this fund include electric pressure cookers.LEARN MORE
TDB SME Off-Grid FacilityProgram/Fund Type: Debt financingFunding Organization: The World BankImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: The Trade and Development Bank (TDB)Closing Date: n.dLocation: AfricaDescription: The World Bank Board of Directors approved a ground-breaking USD 425 million Regional Infrastructure Finance Facility (RIFF) project by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA). The project comprises: a Scale-Up Facility (SUF) credit line of USD 400 million for TDB to finance long-term private sector infrastructure projects, particularly in the area of renewable energy, a USD 15 million concessional technical assistance credit to support the latter, as well as a USD 10 million technical assistance grant for the COMESA Secretariat, geared at supporting the infrastructure finance enabling environment, in particular for the region’s off-grid energy market.LEARN MORE
Green4Access (G4A) Financing FacilityProgram/Fund Type: Consumer financingFunding Organization: IKEA FoundationImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: CLASP & GreenMax CapitalClosing Date: n.dLocation: Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, MalawiDescription: G4A is establishing a blended finance platform for first-loss facilities to support off-balance sheet energy access lending in East and West Africa. G4A is offering first-loss products and technical assistance that will help local lenders perceive off-grid consumer lending as sufficiently de-risked while also aiming to allow the fund’s investors to achieve modest returns that make the products sustainable. The increased financing triggered by G4A’s risk mitigation instruments will enable low-income households to invest in solar home systems and appliances, deliver mini-grid installations and improve service delivery at community health facilities.LEARN MORE
Financing Facility for Productive Use AppliancesProgram/Fund Type: Procurement subsidies, Consumer financing, Technical assistanceFunding Organization: Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP)Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: CLASP & NithioClosing Date: n.dLocation: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Democratic Republic of CongoDescription: This financing facility will catalyze uptake of productive use appliances across Africa by providing three types of support to Productive Use Appliance (PUA) distributors. The facility will provide procurement subsidies to reduce risks associated with bulk purchase of quality-assured PUAs, lowering unit costs and enabling distributors to scale procurement activity. A consumer financing fund that leverages a highly innovative, AI-enabled platform to assess PUA-specific credit risks will be available to PUA distributors. Lastly, technical assistance will be offered to help manufacturers and distributors build the administrative capacity and business processes required to absorb financing and accelerate PUA sales. LEARN MORE
Universal Energy Facility: Standalone Solar for Productive UseProgram/Fund Type: Results-based financingFunding Organization: Multi-DonorImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: Sustainable Energy for AllClosing Date: October 4, 2022Location: NigeriaDescription: The Stand-Alone Solar for Productive Use (SSPU) programme of the Universal Energy Facility (UEF) is designed to scale up electricity access to households, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The programme offers results-based grants to solar companies for verified end-user connections based on pre-determined standards. Companies using energy-as-a-service or lease-to-own business models are supported under the SSPU programme.LEARN MORE
United States African Development Foundation (USADF)Program/Fund Type: GrantsFunding Organization: USADFImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: USADFClosing Date: September 30, 2022Location: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.Description: USADF is excited to request proposals for the USADF Off-Grid Energy Challenge. Proposals of up to US$250,000 in grant per award will be considered. Projects are to be focused on increasing sustainable energy access, specifically off-grid solutions, and extending the delivery of electrification to unserved and underserved communities in Africa. The type of clean energy technologies to be proposed may include, but are not limited to stand-alone and home systems. Productive use applications in cross sector areas like agriculture and agri-business, healthcare, etc. are highly encouraged. Winning applicants will receive grant capital up to $250,000 from USADF and access to intensive local technical assistance and governance support.LEARN MORE
Chad Energy Access Scale Up Project (PAAET)Program/Fund Type: Results-based financingFunding Organization: World BankImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: The Chad Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and World BankClosing Date: n.d.Location: ChadDescription: The Chad Energy Access Scale Up Project (PAAET), supported by the World Bank, aims to help Chad boost electricity access from about 6% to 30% by 2027. Standalone solar systems will provide electricity access in rural areas. Solar home systems (SHS) will play a major role; it is planned to electrify about 1,000,000 households via SHS. Private suppliers will be invited to bid for supply and sale of SHS in selected regions of the country. Winning bids will be awarded with a contract for Results-based Financing (RBF) subsidies. To test the model, the first procurement round will be limited to 60,000 SHS, split into four lots of 15,000 SHS, with each lot covering a geographical zone of the country. This procurement round is planned be launched in October 2022. Based on the results of this procurement, the business model can be adjusted for the subsequent procurement rounds. The Chad Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the World Bank invite interested SHS companies (local and international) to a virtual consultation meeting on September 15, 2022 from 8-9.30am (GMT+1) to discuss the details of this initial procurement round and to obtain feedback prior to finalizing the bidding documents. Details of the procurement process will be shared with registered participants ahead of the meeting. The link to register for the zoom event is: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kcuGrrTMjE9czbo2Kzqq2lIgtPdkPG7PP. Please reach out to Federico Nicolas Hinrichs at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.LEARN MORE
GET InvestProgram/Fund Type: Debt and equity financing, GrantsFunding Organization: European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and AustriaImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: GET InvestClosing Date: August 23, 2022Location: Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and/or the Pacific region.Description: The GET.invest Finance Catalyst links projects and companies to financiers. It targets small and medium-scale sustainable energy opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region. GET.invest provides advisory support in the areas of investment strategy, business case structuring and accessing finance. Supported business models include distribution of stand-alone solar systems, clean cooking and appliance products in the off-grid sector. LEARN MORE
RTIProgram/Fund Type: Catalytic GrantsFunding Organization: USAIDImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: RTIClosing Date: August 29, 2022Location: Papua New GuineaDescription: RTI is the prime contractor of the USAID-PNG Electrification Partnership Activity (USAID-PEP),a five (5) year project funded by United States Agency for International Development(USAID). The project aims to help PNG achieve its goal of connecting 70% of its population to electricity by 2030. To accomplish this goal, RTI aims to reach a target of at least 220,000 new off-grid household electricity connections and institutionalize key strategies that will enable PNG to achieve this by the end of USAID-PEP. An online pre bidding meeting will be held on July 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Please confirm your participation to email@example.com with copy to Virginia Patterson – firstname.lastname@example.orgLEARN MORE
BGFAProgram/Fund Type: GrantsFunding Organization: SwedenImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: NEFCOClosing Date: August 30, 2022Location: The Democratic Republic of the CongoDescription: The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) will open a funding round in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on June 21st, 2022. The upcoming funding round aims to accelerate the entrance and scale-up of energy access across solar home systems, mini-grids and productive use of energy, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a focus on reaching underserved communities in the country. The Call for Proposals, opening on June 21st, 2022, invites private sector companies, i.e. energy service providers in the off-grid sector, to apply for the programme through an online application process divided into two stages. Detailed information, selection criteria and guidelines will be made available on the BGFA website beyondthegrid.africa when the funding round opens.LEARN MORE
NEFCOProgram/Fund Type: GrantsFunding Organization: Nordic governments, the EU and other countries.Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: NEFCOClosing Date: June 21, 2022Location: The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and ZimbabweDescription: Interested companies working within the clean cooking and renewable energy sector, locally registered or committed to being registered as such in one of the project countries, are now invited to apply for funding. Selected and contracted Cooking Service Providers will receive financial support based on agreed and reached milestones. The aim of this first funding round is to enable the distribution of 420,000-840,000 electric, biogas and bioethanol cookstoves and associated fuels, providing access to clean cooking solutions for 2-3.8 million consumers.LEARN MORE
Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)Program/Fund Type: GrantsFunding Organization: Bilateral and multilateral government agencies, foundations, corporations, individuals, and other non-governmental organizationsImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)Closing Date: On a rolling basis until December 31, 2022Location: HaitiDescription: The Haiti Clean Cooking Fund (the “Program”) is a key component of the Haiti Cookstoves and Clean Energy Market Project (the “Project”), which aims to develop a commercially sustainable market for clean cookstoves and fuels in Haiti. To support the development and growth of the market, the Program will provide a flexible range of financial and technical support and engage in collaborative partnerships across the clean cooking value chain. The support may range between $25,000 to $250,000 with exceptions for larger value chain collaborations.LEARN MORE
Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)Program/Fund Type: Results-based financing, loans, grants and equity instrumentsFunding Organization: The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: African Development Bank (AfDB)Closing Date: Until the limit of available fundsLocation: AfricaDescription: The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is a multi-donor Special Fund managed by the African Development Bank. It provides catalytic finance to unlock private sector investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. SEFA offers technical assistance and concessional finance instruments to remove market barriers, build a more robust pipeline of projects and improve the risk-return profile of individual investments. The Fund’s overarching goal is to contribute to universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy services for all in Africa, in line with the New Deal on Energy for Africa and Sustainable Development Goal 7.LEARN MORE
Sindh Solar Energy Project (SSEP)Program/Fund Type: SubsidiesFunding Organization: World BankImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: SSEPClosing Date: September 2023Location: PakistanDescription: Sindh Solar Energy Project (SSEP) has been initiated under World Bank financing with the development objective to increase solar power generation and access to electricity in no and low level of electricity access areas of Sindh province. The project has a primary objective of providing improved electricity access to 200,000 households in prioritized areas of Sindh province through subsidized provision of solar home systems (SHSs). US$ 30 million will be used to subsidize 40% of the cost of a typical solar home system, and is available to qualifying suppliers only, administered by the Government of Sindh. The project will require multiple suppliers to meet the target of supplying 200,000 solar home systems. SSEP will hold a Virtual Marketplace Event with the manufacturers, local suppliers, apex financial institution, MFIs and the World Bank team. The Marketplace Webinar will feature detailed information on the project by SSEP team and an opportunity for VeraSol certified product manufacturers to present their solar home solutions in the form of a short ‘pitch’ targeted to local distributors and importers. Please reach out to Syed Muhammad Adnan Shah at email@example.com or Ibrar Hussain Khattak firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested to become a supplier of solar home systems on this project. Once you submit your interest, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the webinar.LEARN MORE
United States African Development Foundation (USADF) & All OnProgram/Fund Type: Grants; debt facility; equity investmentsFunding Organization: USADF & All OnImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: USADF & All OnClosing Date: March 18, 2022Location: NigeriaDescription: The Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge is a joint initiative of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and All On. The objective of this program is to increase sustainable energy access, specifically off-grid solutions, and extending the delivery of electrification to unserved and underserved communities in Nigeria. Proposals of up to US$100,000 in 50/50 blended financing (grant/ debt or equity) per award will be considered, with a maximum of ten (10) awards anticipated. LEARN MORE
Power Africa Off-grid Project (PAOP)Program/Fund Type: GrantsFunding Organization: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: RTI InternationalClosing Date: November 25, 2021Location: LiberiaDescription: PAOP seeks applications to fund one or multiple awards to provide incentives, in the form of grants, to qualified organizations/companies to promote the adoption and scale-up of off-grid technologies for productive use (including solar irrigation systems; solar ag processing (grinding, milling, pressing, threshing); solar dryers (thermal and/or pv); solar cooling; solar sprayers; etc.) to boost productivity and economic growth in the Liberian market. PAOP will be hosting a webinar regarding this opportunity on Tuesday November 9th 2021 at 14h00 SAST (GMT+2). Please note that you will need to register for the webinar event at: https://rtiorg.zoom.us/webinar... LEARN MORE
The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)Program/Fund Type: Results-based financingFunding Organization: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: The Private Sector Foundation Uganda and Energising Development (EnDev) Uganda (GIZ)Closing Date: September 7, 2021Location: UgandaDescription: Results-based financing program with an objective is to increase energy access through solar home systems (SHS) to last-mile households in Uganda by incentivising off-grid solar companies to develop sustainable business models towards reaching the last mile.LEARN MORE
Program/Fund Type: Results-based financing
Funding Organization: European Union
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: LVIA
Closing Date: June 28, 2021Location: Burundi
Description: Results-based financing program for the sale of solar kits and systems in the provinces of Ruyigi, Rutana and Cankuzo in BurundiLEARN MORE
Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Program/Fund Type: Long term low interest credit facilities
Funding Organization: Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN)
Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: Central Bank of Nigeria
Closing Date: Rolling until December 31, 2030Location: Nigeria
Description: The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has launched an initiative to achieve the roll out of 5 million new solar-based connections in communities that are not grid connected. The Solar Connection Intervention Facility will expand energy access to underserved rural communities through the provision of long term low interest credit facilities to the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) pre-qualified home solar value chain players that include manufacturers and assemblers of solar components and off-grid energy retailers in the country.LEARN MORE
Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) FoundationProgram/Fund Type: Results-based financingFunding Organization: European UnionImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: AVSIClosing Date: June 18, 2021Location: BurundiDescription: The AVSI-NCA (Contracting Entity) consortium aims to provide financial incentives to private sector organizations involved in the provision and scale-up of VeraSol certified solar products with flexible and innovative payment solutions and mechanisms (pay-as-you-go , loans, installments, etc.) in rural Burundi.LEARN MORE
Off-Grid Market Development Fund (OMDF)Program/Fund Type: Results-based financing; grantsFunding Organization: Off-Grid Market Development Fund (OMDF)Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: Bamboo Capital PartnersClosing Date: Until the limit of available fundsLocation: MadagascarDescription: The Off-Grid Market Development Fund (OMDF) would like to invite eligible companies to submit proposals for grants for the distribution of certified solar products in Madagascar. A virtual conference will be held on April 19 at 3 p.m. (EAT) to present in more detail, their funding offers and the grant application process. To register for the virtual conference, please write an email to email@example.com. LEARN MORE
Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA)Program/Fund Type: Results-based financing; grantsFunding Organization: Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA)Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: Nordic Environment Finance CorporationClosing Date: June 22, 2021 (pre-qualification)Location: UgandaDescription: Results-based financing program will avail EUR 20.7 million, split into three funding lots, to enable the establishment of up to 600,000 energy connections that will benefit more than 3 million people in rural Uganda. The indicative individual contract ticket size per company is expected to be EUR 1.2–4 million depending on the Lot.LEARN MORE
Off-Grid Electricity Fund (OGEF)Program/Fund Type: Results-based financing, catalytic grants, debt and equity financing in particular working capital loansFunding Organization: CTF and SREPImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: World BankClosing Date: 2028Location: HaitiDescription: Results-based financing, grants and loans program for solar distributors distributing VeraSol certified products in Haiti. An additional grant is provided if financing is offered to the end-customer (typically PAYGO or financing through MFI partner).LEARN MORE
Renewable Energy FundProgram/Fund Type: incentivesFunding Organization: Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA)Implementing Organization/Fund Manager: Development Bank of RwandaClosing Date: April 2023 (RBF)Location: RwandaDescription: The Renewable Energy Fund (REF) has been providing lines of credit to Off-Grid Solar Companies. A results-based financing (RBF) subsidy scheme of US$ 15 million was recently approved.LEARN MORE
Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) Solar Home Systems ProgrammeProgram/Fund Type: Fixed-incentive grants, upfront grantsFunding Organization: World BankImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: Rural Electrification Agency of NigeriaClosing Date: Rolling through 2023Location: NigeriaDescription: The SHS component of the NEP aims to help capable solar providers reach more rapidly underserved Nigerian households and micro enterprises (MSMEs) and provide access to better energy services at a lower cost than their current service.LEARN MORE
Partnership with Solar and Stoves Distribution in Promotion of Solar Products and Clean Cooking Solutions for Households, Productive Use in Business Settings and Social Institutions in the Refugee Set-UpProgram/Fund Type: Service contractFunding Organization: EnDevImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: SNVClosing Date: Rolling until March 2021Location: KenyaDescription: The project seeks for partnerships to promote solar products and clean cooking solutions for households, productive use in business settings and social institutions in Kakuma refugee camp and host community. LEARN MOREOff-Grid Market Development Fund (OMDF)Program/Fund Type: Results-based financing; credit solutionsFunding Organization: World Bank and Government of MadagascarImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: Bamboo Capital Partners (Fund Manager)Closing Date: December 8, 2020 (first RBF submission)Location: MadagascarDescription: The Off-Grid Market Development Fund aims at increasing access to electricity in Madagascar via off-grid solar energy solutions, from solar lamps to entry-level Solar Home Systems (SHS). OMDF launches a Results-Based Financing (RBF) grant program with the first submission window for companies until 8 December. In parallel, OMDF is providing credit solutions to distributors and financial institutions active in the off-grid solar sector. LEARN MORE
Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP)Program/Fund Type: Results-based financing; Debt facilityFunding Organization: World BankImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), Rural Electrification Authority, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (implementing); SNV & Sunfunder (fund manager) Closing Date: November 6, 2020 (RBF); Debt facility continuously openLocation: KenyaDescription: RBF will avail a total of KES 450 Million in the form of incentives to solar service providers to sell Lighting Global/ Verasol Certified solar home systems. The Debt Facility will manage a total of US$30 Million in KES to support ongoing solar operator growth.LEARN MORE
Beyond the Grid Fund for AfricaProgram/Fund Type: Results-based financing, grants, reverse auctionFunding Organization: SIDA, Power AfricaImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: REEEP (implementing organization), NEFCO (fund manager) Closing Date: October 30, 2020 (pre-qualification)Location: Burkina Faso, Liberia, ZambiaDescription: Offers results-based financing to incentivise off-grid companies to expand, grow, and scale-up access to energy for customers living in rural and peri-urban areas of sub-Saharan Africa. €30 million will be offered as RBF in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia during the first funding round. Solar energy kits must have VeraSol certificates, appliances must be tested to Global LEAP Awards test methods.LEARN MORE
BRILHO ProgrammeProgram/Fund Type: Catalytic grants; results-based financingFunding Organization: UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO); Government of MozambiqueImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: Closing Date: March 30, 2024Location: MozambiqueDescription: BRILHO offers selected companies a mix of structured non-reimbursable funding and specialised support, to de-risk business initiatives that aim to achieve competitive commercial returns and provide off-grid energy solutions to low-income markets.LEARN MORE
USAID De-Risking Pay as You Go Solar Home Systems in Uganda Refugee Settings Program/Fund Type: GrantsFunding Organization: USAIDImplementing Organization/Fund Manager: Green Powered Technology, Energy 4 ImpactClosing Date: March 25, 2019Location: UgandaDescription: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Green Powered Technology, in partnership with Energy 4 Impact, would like to invite eligible companies to submit proposals for expanding access to Pay-As-You-Go Solar Home Systems in the Kiryandongo and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements & Host Communities in Uganda. The program awarded $465,000 in grants in May 2019.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar direct drive refrigeratorsOrganization: UNICEFClosing Date: February 13, 2023Location: PhilippinesNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNICEF has issued a request for proposals in order to select a supplier for the services for installation of solar direct drive refrigerators for vaccine storage in remote health facilities in the Philippines (Philippine-based suppliers only)LEARN MORE
Supply of solar irrigation pumpsOrganization: UNICEFClosing Date: February 09, 2023Location: Sierra LeoneNumber of Products: 29Description: UNICEF Sierra Leone wishes to invite proposals for the supply and installation of submersible solar irrigation pumps as well as training services at 29 borehole construction sites at Moyamba and Karene districts in Sierra Leone.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar irrigation pumpsOrganization: Norwegian Refugee CouncilClosing Date: January 24, 2023Location: IraqNumber of Products: n/aDescription: NRC is currently seeking a reputable, licensed company to establish a two-year Framework Agreement to supply solar irrigation pumps. These pumps will be donated directly to the greenhouse farmers in Erbil, Kirkuk, Ninawa, & Anbar in Iraq. Training on the operation and maintenance of the pump will also be part of NRC requirements as the farmers are not familiar with this type of technology. In addition, to ensure the project's sustainability, it is also essential to provide post-sales support to the farmers during the warranty period, which also means the availability of spare parts.LEARN MORE
Solar Water Pumps In Support Of The United Nations Peacekeeping MissionsOrganization: UN SecretariatClosing Date: December 22, 2022Location: Multiple destinationsNumber of Products: n/aDescription: United Nations’ peacekeeping missions around the world utilize a wide range of pumps for the abstraction, transfer, distribution and treatment of portable water as well as for the processing of wastewater. The United Nations requires a wide variety of pumps to fulfill these purposes. The UN is inviting competitive proposals with the aim of entering into a long term contract for the supply of solar water pumps in support of The United Nations Peacekeeping Missions.LEARN MORE
Supply, delivery and installation of solar home systemsOrganization: World Bank & The Government of MalawiClosing Date: December 6, 2022Location: MalawiNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The Government of Malawi, with support from the World Bank, are about to launch the Ngwee Ngwee Fund (which means "bright!" in Chichewa). This fund aims to provide electricity access to 200,000 rural households using cutting-edge off-grid solar technology including VeraSol certified solar home sysmtems. An online Q&A session will be held at 2pm CAT on November 28, 2022 (zoom registration link here). LEARN MORE
Supply and delivery of portable solar kitsOrganization: UNHCRClosing Date: December 5, 2022Location: PakistanNumber of Products: 6000Description: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office in Pakistan invites only qualified suppliers, traders and manufacturers who are registered in Pakistan to make a firm offer for the supply & delivery of Portable Solar kits to UNHCR-Pakistan.The objective of this project is to provide clean energy access at household level to refugees to address their long-term renewable energy requirements in their communities in a sustainable manner.LEARN MORE
Supply, delivery and installation of solar water pumping systemsOrganization: UNDPClosing Date: October 10, 2022Location: MyanmarNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNDP Myanmar is currently implementing a regional project “Promoting the use of solar technologies for agricultural and rural development in Cambodia and Myanmar” with funding support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Republic of Korea to strengthen resilience of the agriculture sectors in Myanmar to climate change by promoting and scaling up resilient agricultural practices, the adoption of solar technologies in irrigation and the agricultural value chain.LEARN MORE
Supply and installation of solar powered irrigation systemsOrganization: FAOClosing Date: October 10, 2022Location: LiberiaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is inviting interested vendors to submit an expression of interest for the supply of solar powered irrigation systems to be delivered to Totota Bong County and Cinta Magribi County for FAO Liberia. To submit your bid, register on the United Nations Global Marketplace using the link https://www.ungm.org/Vendor/Re...; log in and click the express interest button in the tender advertisement to receive the bid documents.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar cooling devices and solar home systemsOrganization: GIZClosing Date: October 5, 2022Location: Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mali and SenegalNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH is inviting interested vendors to submit an expression of interest for the supply of solar cooling devices and solar home systems. The deadline to submit questions on this tender is September 27, 2022. All bids shall be submitted to GIZ through the GIZ eSourcing system via the following URL: https://www.dtvp.de/Center/com...LEARN MORE
Supply of solar energy productsOrganization: Mercy CorpsClosing Date: August 26, 2022Location: SomaliaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: Through this tender, Mercy Corps seeks to solicit Expression of Interests (EOI) from prospective awardees for implementing activities under the Resilience in Pastoralist Area (RIPA) project, focused on promoting access to quality verified solar energy products to households, businesses, and irrigation farmers. Resilience in Pastoralist Area-North (RIPA-North) is a five-year USAID funded program that aims to improve the resilience capacities of households, markets, and governance institutions across 22 woredas in the Somali, Afar and Oromia regions. RIPA is implementing Market Systems Development (MSD) approach, that will involve multiple partnerships with private sector and government actors. One of the subsector Mercy corps RIPA is trying to develop is the solar energy market system. LEARN MORE
Supply of solar water pumping systemOrganization: NRC EthiopiaClosing Date: August 24, 2022Location: EthiopiaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Ethiopia funded by OCHA is seeking to engage contractors for the Supply & Installation of Solar Water Pumping System in Metekel zone, Dangur woreda, manbook town in Ethiopia. The Invitation to Bid (ITB) documents provide all relevant information on drawings, requirements, quantities, delivery location, date, time, and place for the submission of the tender and can be obtained after registration to the NRC marketplace https://eu.eu-supply.com/login...LEARN MORE
Supply of solar home systems Organization: UNDPClosing Date: July 8, 2022Location: TurkeyNumber of Products: 827Description: The Government of the Republic of Turkey has obtained a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, for the Financing of the Uplands Rural Development Programme (URDP). The programme is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and aims to enhance the prosperity and resilience of the upland smallholder farmers by improving economic opportunities for the rural poor. Through this tender, the programme intends to procure 827 units of portable Solar Power Systems. The program will be implemented in 6 provinces of 2 regions covering 35 districts and targeting 30,000 rural households which represent 294,000 beneficiaries.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar home systems for productive use of energyOrganization: EnDev UgandaClosing Date: May 26, 2022Location: UgandaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: EnDev Uganda seeks to increase access to solar home systems for productive use of energy to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME’s) in Uganda by supporting distributors in the sale, distribution, and after-sales service of the systems. Interested and eligible bidders shall obtain detailed bidding/tendering documents in soft copy form only. Kindly submit your request for bidding/ tender documents by email to Procurementfirstname.lastname@example.org by indicating; “83408271- Consultancy services for the sale, distribution and after-sales services of SHS to MSMEs in Uganda”LEARN MORE
Supply of solar home systems/kitsOrganization: UNOPSClosing Date: May 20, 2022Location: Papua New GuineaNumber of Products: 170Description: Through this tender, UNOPS intends to select a company to provide 170 units of quality certified 40W Solar Home Systems / Kits for delivery to Telefomin District in Papua New Guinea. The selected company is also responsible for distribution of the Solar Home Systems to the households in 6 villages in Telefomin District. All bids shall be submitted to UNOPS through the UNOPS eSourcing system via the following URL: https://esourcing.unops.org/ LEARN MORE
Supply of solar light bulbs and electric wiresOrganization: UNHCRClosing Date: May 17, 2022Location: MyanmarNumber of Products: 3200Description: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is inviting qualified suppliers to submit their offers for the supply of DC LED lightbulbs and electric wires for 3,200 Solar system sets. Please note that figures have been stated in order to enable bidders to have an indication of the projected requirements. It does not represent a commitment that UNHCR will purchase the above quantity. The deadline for receipt of questions is 23:59 hrs CET on 12 May 2022. UNHCR will organize a supplier pre-bid conference (via Viber app or via WebEx), on 11 May 2022 at 2:00 – 4:00 PM. A representative company’s contact email address and viber phone number must be provided to join WebEx meeting, at least one working days in advance, by e-mail to email@example.com. Bids should be submitted by e-mail and all attachments should be in PDF format (Copies of the PDF format documents may, as an addition, be included in Excel or other formats etc). The Technical and Financial offers shall be clearly separated. Bid must be sent by e-mail ONLY to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 22/HCR/MMR/SUP/ITB/005_ For the supply of DC LED Light Bulbs and electric wires for 3,200 solar sets to UNHCR Buthidaung Warehouse in Rakhine StateLEARN MORE
Supply of Multi-functional solar lamps with phone chargerOrganization: UNHCRClosing Date: May 11, 2022Location: PhilippinesNumber of Products: 2000Description: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is inviting qualified suppliers and manufacturers to make a firm offer for the supply and delivery of 2000 multi-functional solar lamps with chargers. Bidders are required to submit any request for clarification in respect of this ITB by email to email@example.com. The deadline for receipt of questions is 23:59 hrs on 04/05/2022. Bids should be submitted by file upload to eTenderBox, the online bid registration tool of UNHCR. The eTenderBox can be accessed via the following URL: http://etenderbox.unhcr.org In order to use eTenderBox, registration on the website is required.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar kitsOrganization: FAOClosing Date: March 30, 2022Location: Democratic Republic of the CongoNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is inviting interested vendors to submit an expression of interest for the supply of solar kits for provincial epidemiological units to be delivered to Kinshasa in DRC. To submit your bid, register on the United Nations Global Marketplace using the link https://www.ungm.org/Vendor/Re...; log in and click the express interest button in the tender advertisement to receive the bid documents.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar refrigeratorsOrganization: FAOClosing Date: March 31, 2022Location: Democratic Republic of the CongoNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is inviting interested vendors to submit an expression of interest for the supply of solar refrigerators for provincial epidemiological units to be delivered to Kinshasa in DRC. To submit your bid, register on the United Nations Global Marketplace using the link https://www.ungm.org/Vendor/Re...; log in and click the express interest button in the tender advertisement to receive the bid documents.LEARN MORE
Supply of submersible solar water pumpsOrganization: UNICEFClosing Date: March 8, 2022Location: SudanNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNICEF Sudan country office wishes to invite suppliers to submit offers for procurement of different types of solar pumps on a long term agreement for a duration of 36 months extendable for 12 months subject to the supplier performance during the contracted durations and the programmatic needs.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar powered irrigation systemsOrganization: FAOClosing Date: March 2, 2022Location: South SudanNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is inviting interested vendors to submit an expression of interest for the supply of solar irrigation pumps and Horse Pipes in South Sudan. To submit your bid, register on the United Nations Global Marketplace using the link https://www.ungm.org/Vendor/Re...; log in and click the express interest button in the tender advertisement to receive the bid documents.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar powered irrigation systemsOrganization: EnDev UgandaClosing Date: February 25, 2022Location: UgandaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: Under the Sustainable Energy for Smallholder Farmers (SEFFA) project, EnDev Uganda seeks to increase access of Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) by smallholder farmers in East and Central Uganda by supporting distributors in the sale, distribution, and after-sales service of the systems. In that regard, EnDev Uganda is looking for distributors to partner with in the sale, distribution, and after-sales support of high-quality SPIS.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar energy kitsOrganization: UNDPClosing Date: February 18, 2022Location: BurundiNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNDP as part of a consortia is implementing a project titled "Rural Energy Services for the Resilience of the Population in Burundi - SERR". Through this expression of interest, the UNDP is looking for companies and contractors interested in providing various services including meeting energy needs through energy service centers and/or solar kits to groups identified.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar water pumpsOrganization: FAOClosing Date: March 2, 2022Location: Sri LankaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is inviting interested vendors to submit an expression of interest for the supply of solar water pumps in Sri Lanka. To submit your bid, register on the United Nations Global Marketplace using the link https://www.ungm.org/Vendor/Re...; log in and click the express interest button in the tender advertisement to receive the bid documents.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar water pumpsOrganization: FAOClosing Date: January 31, 2022Location: YemenNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is inviting interested vendors to submit an expression of interest for the supply of solar water pumps in Yemen. To submit your bid, register on the United Nations Global Marketplace using the link https://www.ungm.org/Vendor/Re...; log in and click the express interest button in the tender advertisement to receive the bid documents.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar lighting Organization: UNONClosing Date: January 20, 2022Location: SomalilandNumber of Products: n/aDescription: The United Nations office at Nairobi (UNON) on behalf of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN- HABITAT) Somalia Programme is inviting interested vendors to submit an expression of interest for the supply of street solar lighting in Berbera, Somaliland. LEARN MORE
Supply of delivery of solar-powered pumps Organization: FAOClosing Date: December 15, 2021Location: BotswanaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: FAO invites suppliers to bid for the supply of solar-powered pumps to be delivered to Botswana.LEARN MORE
Supply of Non-submersible solar water pumping systemsOrganization: FAOClosing Date: December 11, 2021Location: DjiboutiNumber of Products: n/aDescription: FAO invites suppliers to bid for the supply of non submersible solar water pumping systems for Agriculture.LEARN MORE
Solar street lighting systems in Dier Ezour Organization: UNDPClosing Date: November 28, 2021Location: SyriaNumber of Products: 125Description: UNDP invites suppliers to bid for the supply of solar street lighting systems to be delivered to Syria. LEARN MORE
Fisheries Solar Cold Freezers Organization: FAOClosing Date: November 30, 2021Location: Papua New GuineaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: FAO invites suppliers to bid for the supply of fisheries solar cold freezers to be delivered to Wewak Papua New Guinea. LEARN MORE
Supply of solar solutionsOrganization: UNDPClosing Date: December 22, 2021Location: Multiple destinationsNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNDP invites suppliers to bid for the supply of Solar PV Solutions and Appliances including solar PV kits, solar fridges and freezers, solar water pumps, and solar street lamps for UNDP offices, Programmes and Projects. LEARN MORE
Tender for the supply of solar powered water pumps with accessoriesOrganization: UNICEFClosing Date: November 19, 2021Location: Sierra LeoneNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNICEF invites suppliers to bid for the supply of solar water pumps with accessories to be delivered to Sierra Leone. The link to the invitation to bid document can be found here file:///C:/Users/AbigailKuria/Downloads/LITB-2021-9171433%20Solar%20pumps%20&%20accessories.pdfLEARN MORE
Partnership with solar powered water pumps distributorsOrganization: SNVClosing Date: End of December 2021Location: Laikipia, KenyaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: SNV through the support of the GIZ Green People’s Energy for Africa is implementing a 2-year project titled “Access to Solar Water Pumps in Laikipia’’. The overall aim is to accelerate access to appropriate, reliable, and affordable sources of energy for smallholder farmers in Laikipia County, by enhancing local distribution and uptake of quality SWPs for farmingFAO invites suppliers to bid for the procurement of solar irrigation pumps with accessories to be delivered to South Sudan.LEARN MORE
Procurement of solar irrigation pumps with accessoriesOrganization: FAOClosing Date: November 17, 2021Location: South SudanNumber of Products: n/aDescription: For the FAO tender documents reach out to SS-Procurement@fao.org. Offers will only be accepted if submitted through the United nations Global Marketplace portalLEARN MORE
Supply of multi-purpose solar lamps Organization: UNHCRClosing Date: October 31, 2021Location: China, Pakistan, Thailand, AfghanistanNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNHCR invites qualified suppliers to bid for the establishment of frame agreement(s) for the supply of multi-purpose solar lamps. UNHCR may award frame agreement(s) with initial duration of two years, potentially extendable for a further period of one year.LEARN MORE
Supply of solar lamps with phone chargersOrganization: UNICEFClosing Date: October 20, 2021Location: China, LebanonNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNICEF Lebanon would like to invite suppliers to bid for the supply of solar lamps with phone chargers in China and LebanonLEARN MORE
Supply and Installation of solar powered refrigeratorsOrganization: FAOClosing Date: October 21, 2021Location: GambiaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: FAO would like to invite suppliers to bid for the supply and installation of solar powered refrigerators with the necessary accessories (panels, batteries etc) To be used for storing vegetables.LEARN MORE
Supply and Installation of solar water pumping systemsOrganization: UNDPClosing Date: September 30, 2021Location: CambodiaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNDP invites suppliers to submit a bid for the supply and installation of solar water pumping (SWP) systems in Kampong Thom and Siem Reap provinces, Cambodia. LEARN MORE
Procurement of Solar powered Agri equipmentOrganization: UNDPClosing Date: September 20, 2021Location: Sri LankaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNDP invites request for quotations from reputable suppliers for the provision of Solar powered Agri equipmentLEARN MORE
Invitation to Bid for the Supply of Submersible Solar Water PumpsOrganization: WWF KenyaClosing Date: August 10, 2021Location: KenyaNumber of Products: n/aDescription: WWF-Kenya hereby invites applications from reputable suppliers to tender for provision of Submersible Solar Water Pumps for the IKI project. LEARN MORE
Designing, supplying and installing solar powered water supply and lighting systems at waterfalls transit centerOrganization: UNHCRClosing Date: September 1, 2021Location: ZimbabweNumber of Products: n/aDescription: UNHCR invites qualified suppliers to make an offer for the design, supply and installation of solar powered water supply and lighting systems at waterfalls transit center in Harare, Zimbabwe. To download the relevant files to make your bid click on 'LEARN MORE' and search for the reference RFP/ZIMHA/2021/003. Bids should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can address any questions to email@example.com.LEARN MORE
Ignite Solar open tender of 300,000 solar home systemOrganization: IgniteClosing Date: August 2020Location: pan AfricaNumber of Products: 300,000Description: Ignite solar is working to expand operations and impact further, and increase their product offering through a structured, formal procurement process of 300,000 SHS reaching last-mile communities, with affordability and reliability leading the way.LEARN MORE
Heliophotomorphing 2Organization: PhoscopeClosing Date: n.d.Location: HaitiNumber of Products: 100Description: Pwojè Solé @ Matisan applies PhoScope’s design research in a collaborative project with Concepteurs Lumière Sans Frontières (LSF) to serve 50,000 in the slums of Martissant, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.LEARN MORE
Supply of 6000 Lighting Global quality-verified off-grid solar products for the Republic of YemenOrganization: World BankClosing Date: November 8, 2018Location: YemenNumber of Products: 6,000Description: The Yemen Emergency Electricity Access program will procure 6,000 Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products. The project is funded by the World Bank and implemented by UNOPS.LEARN MORE
Solar Energy SuppliesOrganization: Mercy CorpsClosing Date: September 15, 2018Location: GlobalNumber of Products: n/a Description: n/aSupply of 120,000 solar home systems for rural households in ArgentinaOrganization: World BankClosing Date: January 9, 2018Location: ArgentinaNumber of Products: 120,000Description: n/a