Article: How Off-Grid Solar Access Impacts Literacy

…a study conducted in Zambia by Stanford University and Acumen showed that 10% of the time students did not complete homework it was owing to the fact that it was too dark. If the households of those same students were able to acquire better products in the next 12 months, enabling a longer study day, then next year’s International Literacy Day could represent an even greater cause for celebration. This article is part of a series of posts on the…

Product Testing Data

…nt of products tested by Lighting Global ©Kellie Jo Brown/Lighting Africa/2012. Lighting Global Quality Assurance, now VeraSol , uses the results from testing according to the Quality Test Method (QTM) to determine whether a pico-solar product or solar home system kit meets the Lighting Global Quality Standards . Below are statistics of historical testing performed under the Lighting Global program and a list of products previously supported by Li…