This document presents a list of all the changes made to the Quality Standards over time. Table 1 describes the changes made to the standards for pico-PV products (products with a peak PV power of 10 W or less). Table 2 describes the changes made to the standards for solar home system (SHS) kits (products with PV power up to 350 W).
The Lighting Global Quality Assurance program plans to reference IEC TS 62257-9-8: Integrated systems – Requirements for stand-alone renewable energy products with power ratings less than or equal to 350 W in place of the Lighting Global Quality Standards once this new IEC document is published, likely in late 2020. The document would thus replace both the Pico-PV Quality Standards (Version 8.0) and the Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards (Version 2.5). The tables in the Change Log also include a list of differences between the latest versions of the Lighting Global Quality Standards and the IEC TS 62257-9-8 to enable companies to prepare to meet the new requirements for both newly tested products and products undergoing renewal testing.
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