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  • 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

    The 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report is the fourth report in a biennial series established over the past 8 years as the report of record for the off-grid solar industry. The flagship Market Trends Report provides an opportunity to step back for reflection on long-term trends, challenges and opportunities—illuminating a path forward for the … Read More

  • Webinar Slides, Pre-read and Notes on Submission of Quality Standards to the IEC: 15 February 2018

    Stakeholder Webinar Slides, Pre-read and Notes

    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

  • Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards

    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 be “plug-and-play,” have a peak power of 350 W or less, and a DC voltage of 24 V or less. [Note, products smaller than 15 W … Read More

  • 太阳能家用系统质量标准 (Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards)

    本文件描述了家用太阳能系统的质量标准。该质量标准设定了产品质量、耐用性和广告真实性的基准要求,以保护消费者权益。该质量标准覆盖的太阳能系统必须是“即插即用”类型的,最大功率不超过350W, 直流电压不超过24V。[注:功率小于15W的产品可以根据微型太阳能产品质量标准来评估。] 产品是否符合质量标准是根据实验室检测结果来判定的。实验室采用点亮全球家用太阳能系统质量测试方法(QTM)对产品进行测试。符合质量标准的产品将得到标准产品规格表(Specifications Sheet)和证书(Verification Letter),并会被发布在点亮全球的网站上: 最新版本的质量标准可以从下面的链接下载。质量标准已经翻译成中文,但如果中文版本和英文版本有理解或释义上的出入,以英文版本为准。

  • Normes de qualité des kits de système solaire domestique (Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards)

    Ce document décrit les Normes de qualité des kits de système solaire domestique, une suite des références qui établit un ensemble des niveaux de base de qualité, durabilité, et de la publicité non mensongère pour protéger les consommateurs. Ces Normes appliquent aux produits qui sont considérés «prêts à l’emploi» (plug-and-play), ayant une puissance crête jusqu’au … Read More

  • Market Check Testing Policy

    Version 5

    Market Check Testing verifies that the quality and performance of products sold in the market match the levels measured during Lighting Global program entry testing (using the Quality Test Method (QTM) and reported on Standardized Specification Sheets). The goal is to ensure the quality and performance of products in the market is consistent and matches … Read More

  • Conditional Pass Policy

    Version 2

    This document outlines the treatment of products that do not fully meet the Lighting Global Quality Standards due to an easy-to-fix issue that can be addressed without retesting. In cases where a product does not fully meet the Quality Standards due to one of these issues, we typically use the term “conditional pass” to describe … 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

  • Benefits of Harmonizing Test Methods and Quality Standards

    Technical Notes Issue 25

    As the worldwide demand for pico-PV products increases, internationally harmonized quality standards support sustainable market growth and ensure that consumers have access to reliable off-grid energy services. Lighting Global has established the most widely recognized and robust quality assurance framework for pico-PV products in the world, which is well positioned to serve as the foundation … Read More

  • USB Smartphone and Battery Charging

    Technical Notes Issue 24

    This Technical Note discusses USB charge port specifications and how they apply to renewable energy products. It is intended as an introduction and resource for manufacturers and other industry stakeholders on the history and application of complex USB technical standards as they pertain to mobile device battery charging.