Benefits of Harmonizing Test Methods and Quality Standards

Technical Notes Issue 25

As the worldwide demand for pico-PV products increases, internationally harmonized quality standards support sustainable market growth and ensure that consumers have access to reliable off-grid energy services. Lighting Global has established the most widely recognized and robust quality assurance framework for pico-PV products in the world, which is well positioned to serve as the foundation for a set of internationally harmonized standards. This Technical Note considers the benefits of harmonization for important stakeholder groups and reviews the basic structure and philosophy of Lighting Global’s Quality Assurance (QA) Framework. This guidance is also available in French.

This document was produced by Lighting Global Quality Assurance. In February 2020, Lighting Global Quality Assurance evolved to become VeraSol, an independent program offering quality assurance services for solar energy kits and off-grid appliances.