The Chinese Version of IEC 62257-9-8 and 62257-9-5 Released

The Chinese-language versions of the International ElectrotechnicalCommission’s (IEC) 62257-9-8 and 62257-9-5 off-grid solar quality standards, formally the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Quality Standards, are officially published by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), supported by Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU), Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection (SMQ), and Standards Press of China (SPC).

As the completion step to adopt the quality standards and test methods for stand-alone renewable energy products with power ratings less than or equal to 350 Watts, the publication of both documents will facilitate the use of the standards among Chinese market actors and enhance product compliance to the quality expectations of the global off-grid solar market. The Chinese-language standard documents will be available from July 8, 2022, for both online and offline access.