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.
VeraSol works with partners to ensure that solar products meet quality standards and deliver high-quality energy service as expected. We need your help with identifying high-risk products and ensuring that corrective actions are taken to address cases of non-compliance.
Submit a concern, complaint or evidence for potential cases of non-compliance. VeraSol will use the intelligence to target market surveillance efforts and assess each case of non-compliance.
Market surveillance is an integral element of a successful quality assurance program. It ensures benefits and impacts of quality standards, such as the protection of consumers and the environment, and the establishment of a fair playing field for market actors, are realized. Without market surveillance, market actors' trust in the integrity of the certification and quality standards would be undermined.
Through monitoring and checking whether products on the market are compliant with quality standards, market surveillance is an effective tool for ensuring that consumers receive expected services from their products.
To fully realize the benefits of efficiency policies and ensure equitable outcomes for consumers, governments must include plans for compliance in their processes. Watch this video to learn about compliance benefits in the off-grid solar sector.
In collaboration with our partners, VeraSol conducts market surveillance activities to verify that the quality and performance of products sold in the market continue to meet the quality standards and address non-compliance incidents. These activities include:
VeraSol provides a number of resources that help users understand product compliance.
Join VeraSol in its mission to show the world that quality assurance is more than testing products. Increase impact by helping us align and strengthen global efforts to make good-quality products the default option in the off-grid solar sector and bring sustainable power to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.