Stakeholder Feedback on Proposed Changes to the Draft Quality Standards under Review by the IEC: February 2020

In April 2019, Lighting Global Quality Assurance requested feedback on proposed changes to the draft of the quality standards under review by the International Electrotechincal Committee (IEC). As described in our request for public comment, the proposed changes included increased PV and battery safety requirements, as well as additional labeling and performance reporting requirements. We … Read More

Webinar Slides Seeking Feedback on Our Fee Structure: 7 March 2019 and 15 March 2019

Slides from the Lighting Global Quality Assurance webinar hosted on March 7, 2019 and March 15, 2019. The Quality Assurance team discussed changes we are considering to our fee schedule to put the program on a more sustainable trajectory, adjust to increasing costs of doing business, and increase fairness across companies.

New Standardized Specification Sheets for Quality-Verified Products

This document describes the feedback received on the revised design of the Standardized Specification Sheets (Spec Sheets) for Lighting Global quality-verified products. With the transition to using the new version of the test methods (IEC/TS 62257-9-5:2018, ed. 4), the Spec Sheets can now report additional information about product performance and capabilities. These new Spec Sheets … Read More

Technical Guides for the KPI Framework

The KPI Framework seeks to improve information flow between investors and companies in the PAYGo industry by establishing standardized definitions and reporting standards. The KPIs are not designed to replace an appropriate appraisal process and an investment officer, however they will allow for a more structured assessment and comparable values. However, given the highly variable … Read More

Changes to Lighting Global testing: Transition to IEC 62257-9-5:2018 (ed.4)

In June 2018 the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published a new edition of the test methods used for testing solar products, IEC 62257-9-5:2018 (also written as IEC 62257-9-5 ed. 4). It will take our program and the associated test labs some time to phase in use of this new document. This memo describes the associated … Read More

Stakeholder Feedback on proposal to submit the Quality Standards to the IEC

We thank everyone who provided feedback on our proposal to submit the Lighting Global Quality Standards for pico-solar products for adoption by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).  In June, we shared a document describing both the advantages and disadvantages of submitting the Quality Standards to the IEC and requested feedback from our broad stakeholder base … Read More

Call for Comments on Proposal to Submit the Quality Standards to the IEC

Since 2010, Lighting Global has maintained quality standards for off-grid solar products with modules smaller than approximately 10 peak watts (pico-solar products). These standards set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. We are now considering whether to submit these quality standards for adoption by the International Electrotechnical Commission … Read More