3:45pm - 5:15pm Quality Assurance for Off-Grid Energy Systems: Current status and opportunities to strengthen consumer protection
Monday Jan 22 - Room C
This session will involve a multi-stakeholder discussion related to key challenges and trends for quality assurance in the off-grid solar sector. The Lighting Global Quality Assurance framework, including IEC test methods and Lighting Global's Quality Standards, has been adopted by several national governments, and a number of other governments are considering adoption. This creates opportunities and challenges with respect to maintenance of an effective and harmonized international framework for quality assurance. Key questions addressed in this session include:
• How can an internationally harmonized framework for quality assurance be developed and maintained?
• How can we ensure the effective implementation of quality standards in relevant markets?
• Should the QA framework be extended beyond pico-solar product and SHS kits to additional product types?
• What other challenges and opportunities related to QA should be considered?
Technology (+ Policy) Content Stream