质量标准 (Quality Standards)VeraSol使用并维持一系列标准来评估离网太阳能产品的质量和耐用性。
Quality standards define a baseline level of quality to protect and better serve consumers, buyers, and sellers. Stakeholders such as national governments, procurement programs, and others recognize standards to keep sub-standard products out of the market and ensure that the products they support are high-quality. VeraSol evaluates a product’s conformity to the quality standards and maintains a public database of certified products.
What Do the Quality Standards Contain?
The quality standards address four core aspects of product quality: truth in advertising, safety, durability, and consumer protection.
Quality Standards for Solar Energy Kits
VeraSol uses the quality standards for pico-solar product and solar home system kits up to 350 Watts contained in IEC TS 62257-9-8, the only internationally recognized standards for these products. These standards are an updated version of the Lighting Global Quality Standards for pico-solar products and solar home system kits, developed by the World Bank Group and used widely around the world. Together with the corresponding test methods (IEC TS 62257-9-5), the IEC standards form the foundation for quality in the off-grid solar sector.
VeraSol provides a number of resources that help users understand the quality standards contained in IEC TS 62257-9-8, and to outline how the standards have changed over time.
Quality Standards for Solar Appliances
VeraSol has developed and is piloting a set of quality standards for off-grid appropriate TVs and fans. We aim to develop quality standards for other solar appliances in the near future. These standards and test methods are intended to provide buyers with a framework to easily identify quality appliances that are sold independently from solar home system kits. Please contact us if you’d like to provide input on the standards or to learn more.