In the end-selling market, people always see the same configuration products with alike appearance but have a huge price gap. Also, this situation happens when solar products distributors purchase devices from manufacturers—they don’t know why the same figure on the datasheet but the quotations are totally different until they sell the sleazy items and receive so lots of customer complaints.
The truth is that the costs of solar home systems or solar lanterns are comparatively high, and most consumers simply cannot afford to purchase something that does not meet expectations or is prone to early breakage, which was the reason that impedes households replacing kerosene with modern clean electricity.
For protecting consumers from low-quality products and for enhancing consumer confidence, Lighting Global (Now called Verasol Standard) developed a series of Quality Standards and testing methods for pico-PV lanterns and solar home systems.
In order to meet Lighting Global Standards, products are tested against a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth-in-advertising. Products must also carry a warranty. These standards have ensured the product quality from the production chain to after-sale service.
Shenzhen Solar Run Energy (Solar Run) is a company that keeps following the latest quality standard in the industry and until now it owns 13 products that meet Lighting Global Standard (Now called Verasol). As a Chinese company, Solar Run is aware of the importance of enhancing market confidence because most materials and products are shipped from China, thus Solar Run must take responsibility and work with international organizations to build the highest standard.
The reason why Solar Run follows Lighting Global’s step is also that their test methods have been adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a reference point for quality assurance of off-grid lighting products (IEC Technical Specification 62257-9-5), and also the updated standard by Verasol IEC 62257-9-8.
Through the adoption of world level standards and many kinds of accompanying measures, national governments in Africa are helping to boost the availability of high-quality off-grid solar lighting and energy products – and at an affordable price for consumers.
Furthermore, although Solar Run’s products meet the highest quality standard in the industry, we never forget our main customer group is rural off-grid people who lack affordability, thus Solar Run energy is always thinking about how to make the price more competitive and cost-effective but no compromise on quality, and also Pay-As-You-Go(PAYGo) products take a great place in Solar Run product line. We hope more people could join us and change the world together.