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.
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.
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 Humboldt State University’s Environmental Resources Engineering program.
As manager of VeraSol, Ari brings extensive experience in product quality and data management, and advises on programmatic and technical decisions.
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.
An expert in off-grid appliances, Elisa pioneers VeraSol’s product database and manages test method and quality standard development for a growing suite of appliances and productive use technologies.
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.
Asif provides analytical support to VeraSol, which includes reviewing product data and developing and monitoring program indicators.
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 of harmonized off-grid solar standards.
A part of CLASP since 2009, Corinne brings her wealth of knowledge on appliance energy efficiency and energy access to lead strategic partner engagement and branding for VeraSol.
Ellie assists with product testing, test method development, and day-to-day support for the Schatz Center and VeraSol. Ellie is an undergraduate Environmental Resources Engineering student at Humboldt State University.
Based in Naiorbi, Francis provides technical and programmatic support to VeraSol's policy work to foster the adoption of standards for off-grid solar products.
Hamidah assists with product testing, test methods, government, and industry engagement at the Schatz Center and VeraSol. Hamidah is a graduate student at Humboldt State University, pursuing Energy Technology and Policy.
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.
Kristen began testing off-grid solar products in 2007, where she played a key role in developing IEC/TS 62257-9-5. Kristen provides technical support and training to laboratories within the VeraSol Testing Laboratory Network.
Lisa leads all communication efforts under VeraSol, ensuring that key insights gleaned from the program are communicated effectively.
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.
With extensive experience in clean energy access, Michael provides technical support to VeraSol’s research activities including scoping new research, implementation, and knowledge sharing.
With over 12 years’ experience in appliance energy efficiency policy, Nicole provides strategic and advisory support on the adoption and implementation of off-grid solar product standards.
Riley helps run the day-to-day activities of VeraSol, including coordination of product sampling and testing, updating the database, answering general inquiries, and disseminating learnings.
With over one decade of experience in the off-grid solar energy sector, Sam oversees CLASP’s clean energy access portfolio and provides strategic guidance for VeraSol.
Tanya assists with test method development, test report reviews, and test coordination with manufacturers and labs.
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.