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.
The VeraSol Product Database is a freely available digital tool that:
All products in the database have undergone rigorous testing according to international standards by approved test laboratories. All listed pico-solar products and solar home system kits are certified to our quality standards.
Our user-friendly interface makes it easy to find off-grid solar products in five categories: pico-solar products, solar home system kits, televisions, fans, refrigerators, and solar water pumps.
Choose your preferred viewing style. Use grid-view to see snapshots of product information, or list-view to see multiple products in a tabular form.
Compare up to four products side-by-side to easily differentiate technical and performance details.
Sort products by certain criteria such as model, brand, size and retail price. Filter data by size, power consumption, location and price to quickly identify products that meet your criteria.
Download a spreadsheet for a single product, compared products, or all products to conduct your own analysis.
Benchmark the performance and quality of your product against other competitors quickly and easily. Use the product listing to communicate your product's key attributes to interested buyers and signal your commitment to quality.
Make faster, informed sourcing and procurement decisions by comparing the performance, quality, and price of off-grid solar solutions. Identify reputable suppliers of high-quality and affordable solar products that increase customer satisfaction.
Validate product quality and inform the due-diligence process when assessing which products or companies to support. Easily screen products by key performance metrics and other attributes to reduce risk across investment portfolios.
Easily access certification documents, key performance metrics, and other important product attributes for pico-solar products and SHS kits. Use off-grid appliance data to develop a market baseline, track market progress, and craft market-enabling policies.
All products listed on our product database have undergone rigorous testing and evaluation by approved test laboratories according to international test methods.
Review the testing process for off-grid appropriate appliances and productive uses
Review the certification process for pico-solar product and SHS kits.