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.
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Globally, only a handful of test labs have experience testing off-grid solar solutions. Given the nascency of many solar energy systems and appliances, the global lab testing capacity is insufficient to properly evaluate the performance of these products.
VeraSol works with a growing network of independent test laboratories around the world to build lab testing capacity through technical training and knowledge dissemination.
We are always looking for qualified sampling agents and test laboratories to join our network. By working with VeraSol you can attract a wider client base by improving your capability to reliably test a broad range of solar products to international standards.
Building global testing capacity is an involved and resource-intensive process. It requires significant upfront information to determine where to establish laboratories and close collaboration with the chosen laboratories to procure equipment and train lab technicians.
To ensure the success and sustainability of laboratories, VeraSol evaluates existing laboratory capacity and anticipated need for testing services in-country or region to select and prioritize its partners.
For new test laboratories, understanding hardware requirements and identifying the right equipment for testing can be a huge undertaking and a challenging process. There are multiple challenges that can arise in the procurement process, including delays at customs, variations in customs and tax policy, and issues with transportation. VeraSol has extensive experience procuring equipment for testing pico-solar products and solar home system kits.
VeraSol works with partner test labs to select equipment based on cost, quality, and ability to meet the equipment requirements specified in the test methods. We also work directly with the labs in our network to help them navigate challenges in procurement and shipping.
Targeted, well-designed training ensures the long-term sustainability and capacity of the laboratories. VeraSol’s laboratory training curriculum ensures lab technicians are able to operate and maintain testing equipment and conduct testing according to the test methods.
Capacity building and training is an ongoing process. VeraSol provides regular and ongoing remote support to the labs and provides ad-hoc guidance to address specific challenges.
VeraSol creates resources to help test labs build testing expertise and businesses identify available labs efficiently.
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