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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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.
CLASP improves the energy and environmental impacts of the appliances we use every day, accelerating our transition to a more sustainable world. We serve at the epicenter of ambitious and collaborative efforts to prevent catastrophic climate change and make the world sustainable for all. CLASP works hand-in-hand with policymakers, governments, technical experts, industry, donor organizations, and consumer groups to develop and lead markets towards the highest-quality, lowest resource-intensive products. CLASP envisions a world in which appliances and other products are life-changing, low-impact, and environmentally responsible.
Schatz Energy Research Center’s mission is to promote the use of clean and renewable energy. The center accomplishes this by: designing, demonstrating, and deploying clean and renewable energy technologies; implementing collaborative programs that support the deployment of clean energy systems; performing lab and field research; engaging in scientific and policy analysis; providing graduate fellowships and work opportunities for student engineers and scientists; and educating the public about clean and renewable energy. The Center was established in 1989, thanks to generous funding from Dr. Louis W. Schatz. It is affiliated with Cal Poly Humboldt’s Environmental Resources Engineering program.
Arne brings 30 years of international experience in the off-grid solar sector to the team, and he serves as the technical lead for off-grid quality assurance for VeraSol.
Elisa is an expert in off-grid appliances. She pioneered VeraSol’s product database and manages test methods and quality standard development for off-grid appliances and productive use technologies. As manager of VeraSol, Elisa advises on VeraSol program design, operation, and strategic engagements and partnerships.
Abby is a program associate on the VeraSol team and supports several initiatives, including market scoping for appliances, interfacing with development programs and humanitarian aid agencies in the off-grid solar sector on business development opportunities and facilitating VeraSol's relationship with members of the Global Distributors Collective (GDC).
With a background in mechanical engineering and renewable energy, Alejandro assists the team in coordinating the VeraSol verification process, testing products, and reviewing test reports.
Luli provides project management support for VeraSol, including product testing and quality verification services.
Anna assists with VeraSol's daily operations, including team coordination, database and information management, and product sampling, testing, and reporting processes.
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Charles works with VeraSol to support the adoption and implementation of quality standards for pico-PV and solar home system kits in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Drawing on over 15 years of relevant policy and technical expertise, Christopher leads VeraSol's activities supporting the adoption and implementation of harmonized off-grid solar standards.
Kaileigh helps with moving products through the VeraSol verification process by developing product test plans, testing products and reviewing test reports.
As a lighting and solar expert, Kevin provides technical support for VeraSol and contributes to technical notes.
Drawing on her experience as a project manager and electrician, Kim oversees the communication and test coordination with manufacturers and labs, reviews and interprets test reports, and provides day-to-day support of VeraSol.
Lisa leads all communication efforts under VeraSol, ensuring that key insights gleaned from the program are communicated effectively.
Martha is a Senior Associate on the Climate team at CLASP. She supports the VeraSol Policy Technical Assistance team on PVoC engagement, off-grid appliance technical assistance and policy research projects.
With over 11 years of experience in off-grid energy, Meg manages revisions to standards and test methods for off-grid products and assists with day-to-day activities related to quality verification.
Based in Shanghai, China, Mei is a communications consultant working on VeraSol’s engagement in China. She works with the VeraSol Communications team to to effectively engage Chinese stakeholders and build growing recognition of the VeraSol brand in China.
Olakunle is a sustainable energy expert, and supports Verasol in the development and implementation of quality standards for Solar PV systems in the ECOWAS region of Sub-Sahara Africa.
A research engineer at the Schatz Center since 2011, Tom assists with development and validation of test methods, apparatus, and data analysis tools and provides technical support to test laboratories.