Despite increasingly deeper penetration majorly across rural communities, the country has witnessed more poor-quality solar products flooding the market.
The standards currently under review by the public cover play and play products in the solar home system and pico solar products categories.
A public review session is part of the final stages of developing a standard. After the review, the draft standard is open to the public for comments until the end of this month, after which it will be submitted to the National Standards Council for approval.
The draft standard shall also require any solar product covered to ‘carry recognised and valid consumer safety certification and batteries shall not contain hazardous substances like mercury or cadmium’.
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