Minimum Standards for Solar Home Systems

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 19 March 2021

It sets both quality requirements (ch. 4) and service level requirements (ch. 5)


Minimum service level requirements include:

  • 3 lamps operating at least 4 hours per day
  • a mobile phone charge supply for 2 hours per day
  • a radio charge supply for 5 hours per nights
  • supply the above for at least one day without input from the solar module (when there is no sunshine)


Moreover, a mandatory product labelling for systems parts is included and requirement for the batteries chemicals

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