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.
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.
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.
VeraSol supports high-performing, durable off-grid solar solutions that expand access to modern energy services.
An evolution of Lighting Global Quality Assurance, VeraSol strives to make safe, affordable, and durable products the default option in the market. VeraSol builds upon the strong foundation for quality assurance laid by the World Bank Group and expands the quality assurance framework to encompass appliances and productive use equipment.
Product manufacturers, distributors, policymakers, development partners, and other stakeholders use VeraSol to make smarter decisions that reduce risk, increase impact, and improve the efficacy of their work.
Make better-informed purchasing decisions based on comparable, consistent data produced by a global network of accredited laboratories.
Trust that the products your company or program supports are durable and of good quality.
Ensure your work has a lasting impact on off-grid communities by selecting products that meet consumers’ needs.
Reduce time researching appropriate off-grid products and engage with a single team for all your quality assurance needs.
VeraSol increases the quantity, accuracy, and value of product performance and quality data so industry stakeholders can make better-informed decisions.
VeraSol gives investors, market development programs, and others the tools they need to conduct due diligence and invest in companies that meet minimum quality, performance, and durability standards.
VeraSol works to ensure the products sold in off-grid communities perform as advertised, increasing consumer satisfaction and confidence in off-grid solar solutions.
VeraSol merges quality assurance services for solar energy kits and off-grid appliances under a single program and team, making it easier for market actors to find the information they need.
VeraSol supports the growing global market for modern off-grid solar solutions with a comprehensive suite of quality assurance services. Our core services help sector actors implement and improve quality assurance across all areas of the market.
VeraSol is managed by CLASP, an expert in appliance energy performance and quality, in collaboration with the Schatz Energy Research Center at Cal Poly Humboldt.
Foundational support is provided by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program (supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land, and Sea), the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, the IKEA Foundation, Good Energies Foundation, and others.