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.
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A complete list of products that were supported by VeraSol, but no longer have active certification letters.
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VeraSol tests and generates consistent and comparable performance data to support scalable markets for durable, high-performing, and affordable off-grid solar appliances and productive use equipment.
Manufacturers of off-grid-appropriate fans, televisions, refrigerators, and solar water pumps may submit their product for testing. After VeraSol tests your product, it is listed in the VeraSol product database, a tool investors, development programs, and companies use to source and verify the performance of off-grid appliances.
Submit your fan, TV, refrigerator, or solar water pump for testing.
VeraSol’s robust sampling and independent, third-party testing processes ensure that the results we share in our Product Database are consistent and accurate. The appliance testing process can be broken down into four simple steps. More detailed information on appliance testing can be found here.
VeraSol conducts random sampling to eliminate preferential pre-selection bias from manufacturers or distributors. Random sampling also ensures that the test data are representative of products from commercial production. VeraSol identifies and samples products through two different channels: retail markets and manufacturers.
Retail MarketsVeraSol samples products from off-grid product retail markets to get better data on what products are available to an average off-or weak-grid consumer. On-the-ground consultants work with the VeraSol team to survey retail shops, gather product data, and identify products for testing.
ManufacturersManufacturers submit their product for testing directly to VeraSol. Once they submit a product for testing, VeraSol works with sampling agents to conduct warehouse visits and randomly select products from their existing stock for testing.
Independent laboratory testing and evaluation assess the extent to which products meet their advertised performance claims and measures the design elements that make them suitable for off-grid use. VeraSol coordinates and advises a global network of ISO-accredited test laboratories to test products. Testing is performed in accordance with the Global LEAP test methods for off-grid appliances.
Once testing has concluded, the lab shares the test results with the VeraSol team. During this time, the team reviews the results, conducts data quality control, and works with test labs to update the results as necessary. The goal of this step is to ensure the accuracy and comparability of the test results we publish.
The data is uploaded and organized into VeraSol’s interactive, easy-to-use Product Database. This open-access tool enables any user to easily access and use the product data. The VeraSol team works with market actors throughout the value chain to interpret data and conduct benchmarking.
The VeraSol Product Database is the central repository for all off-grid solar technologies from off-grid solar energy systems to productive use equipment. By sharing first-of-its-kind performance data and benchmarking, VeraSol brings much-needed transparency and consistency to the off-grid solar market. This tool helps market actors to make faster, smarter decisions about off-grid-appropriate appliances.