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Quality Assurance for Modern Off-Grid Solar Solutions

VeraSol supports high-performing, durable off-grid solar solutions that expand access to modern energy services.

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Prioritize Quality. Improve Market Integrity.

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.

Quality Assurance Benefits All

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.

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Make Smart Decisions

Make better-informed purchasing decisions based on comparable, consistent data produced by a global network of accredited laboratories.

Reduce Risk

Trust that the products your company or program supports are durable and of good quality.

Increase Impact

Ensure your work has a lasting impact on off-grid communities by selecting products that meet consumers’ needs.

Improve Efficiency

Reduce time researching appropriate off-grid products and engage with a single team for all your quality assurance needs.

Knowledge is Power

VeraSol increases the quantity, accuracy, and value of product performance and quality data so industry stakeholders can make better-informed decisions.

1 Make Smarter Decisions

Invest with Confidence

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.

2 Reduce Risk

Expand Access to Energy

VeraSol works to ensure the products sold in off-grid communities perform as advertised, increasing consumer satisfaction and confidence in off-grid solar solutions.

3 Increase Impact

One Program, One Team

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.

4 Improve efficiency

A Dedicated Partnership in Service of the Sector

VeraSol is managed by CLASP, an expert in appliance energy performance and quality, in collaboration with the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University.

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.

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