Market Surveillance

VeraSol checks off-grid solar products in the market regularly to ensure they maintain the same quality.

Collaborate with VeraSol on Market Surveillance

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.

Non-Compliance Hotline

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.


Why Market Surveillance

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.


VeraSol Protects Consumers through Market Surveillance

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:

  • Conducting unannounced inspections of distribution channels/facilities and retail locations.
  • Collecting product samples to evaluate quality, safety, and performance through laboratory testing.
  • Investigating non-compliance claims from external actors in the off-grid solar market.
  • Issuing non-compliance notices to companies when violations with regard to the certification requirements are identified.
  • Creating corrective action settlements with companies so they can address the identified non-compliance issues and quickly bring products into full compliance.
  • Suspending or revoking VeraSol certification if companies fail to address the non-compliance issues described in the original notice and corrective action settlement.

Our Progress to Date

Products evaluated under the Market Check Test Program

Products that maintained status after receiving feedback from VeraSol and making corrections

Products whose status was revoked based on results from a Market Check Test evaluation

Relevant Resources

Market Check Testing Policy

Market Check Testing Policy

This document outlines VeraSol's policy for market check testing, which verifies that the quality and performance of products sold in the market match the levels measured during program entry testing.

VeraSol Product Database

VeraSol Product Database

Use our product database to identify VeraSol-certified solar energy kits and families that comply with IEC TS 62257-9-8, the quality standards for solar energy kits.

Previously Certified Products

Previously Certified Products

This list includes names and model numbers of products that were previously supported by VeraSol and affiliated programs but are no longer considered certified.

Test Labs

Test Labs

All solar energy kit test labs in our network are qualified to perform Market Check Test Method (MCM) and the Initial Screening Method (ISM) according to IEC TS 62257-9-5 and IEC TS 62257-9-8.

Compliance Factsheet

Compliance Factsheet

CLASP has developed a suite of compliance materials that provide an introductory overview of compliance best practices.

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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.

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