Comparison of the Lighting Global and IDCOL Quality Assurance Frameworks

Lighting Global seeks to draw from available standards and learn from existing Quality Assurance efforts, and has released a new case study comparing the Lighting Global QA framework with the QA framework of the Bangladesh Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) Solar Home System program. Bangladesh has the largest off-grid solar market in the world, with over 3 million systems installed over the past decade and IDCOL’s approach to QA has enjoyed a significant degree of success in that market.
The case study compares key aspects of the two QA frameworks, including the:

  • objectives
  • geographical and market context
  • program support and incentives
  • approach to testing and standards
  • monitoring
  • warranties

For the full case study details, please see the Comparison of Lighting Global and IDCOL Quality Assurance Frameworks