This document describes the Quality Standards for Solar Home System Kits, which set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. Kits covered by these Standards must have a peak power of 350 W or less and a DC voltage of 35 V or less. [Note, products 10 W and smaller are evaluated as pico-products under the Pico-PV Quality Standards. If products between 11-15 W need to be evaluated as pico-PV products to meet an outside requirement, an additional two samples may be evaluated during testing and the product will be required to meet both sets of quality standards.]
Conformance with the Quality Standards is evaluated based on results from laboratory testing according to the Quality Test Method (QTM) as defined by IEC/TS 62257-9-5. Products that have met the Quality Standards are issued a Spec Sheet and Verification Letter and posted on the Lighting Global website: www.lightingglobal.org/products.
View this Change Log to see what changed when in each set of quality standards. Current and previous versions of the Quality Standards may be downloaded below. A recent version is also available in Chinese 中文版 and French (français) for informational purposes. In case of a discrepancy, the English original will prevail.
Resource Type: Quality Standards and Policies
Language: Chinese, English, French