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
Resource Type: Stakeholder Feedback
This webinar presented the proposed changes to the draft of the quality standards that was submitted to the IEC, with a particular focus on the new lithium battery safety requirements. Experts Arne Jacobson, Stephan Lux, and Jit Bhattacharya presented.
We are midway through the process of submitting the Lighting Global Quality Standards for adoption by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and are reaching out for your feedback to inform our next steps. As discussed in prior outreach, we submitted a draft of IEC/TS 62257-13-1 last September for consideration by the IEC. We are currently … Read More
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.
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
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
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
Based on feedback from stakeholders, GOGLA, and governments, we have decided to move forward with submitting the Quality Standards for pico-products and the Quality Standards for SHS Kits to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This webinar outlines the changes that will be made to each before we submit them to the IEC and the rationale … Read More
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
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