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.
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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.
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High-quality off-grid solar solutions are central to eliminating energy poverty. VeraSol partners with a diverse array of stakeholders to set the standard for product quality and align global efforts to make good-quality products the default option in the market.
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VeraSol provides all market actors access to a free product database of independently tested or certified off-gird solar solutions. By allowing users to search, sort, filter, compare the performance and quality of hundreds of off-grid solar solutions, VeraSol helps to fill information gaps that enable informed decision making in procurement and purchasing.
Test methods and quality standards form the core of the quality assurance program. VeraSol works with manufacturers, distributors, microfinance institutions, NGOs, governments, test labs, and standards bureaus to regularly updates its policies to ensure they remain responsive to the changing market.
VeraSol works directly with the IEC to help improve and maintain test methods (IEC TS 62257-9-5) and standards (IEC TS 62257-9-8) for pico-solar products and solar home system kits.
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VeraSol maintains a robust library of technical notes and guidance reports that share valuable market and product performance intelligence.
VeraSol also gives product manufacturers direct feedback on how their products can be improved through rigorous testing and product benchmarking. Manufacturers submitting their pico-solar products and solar home system kits for certification receive detailed test reports that help them understand how their product performs. Learn more about the certification process.
VeraSol provides policy and technical support to national governments and other institutions looking to support and promote good-quality products. Governments around the world use VeraSol’s quality assurance framework as the basis for tax and duty polices, voluntary market stimulation programs, and regulations to protect consumers from poor-quality products.
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