EuroCham Cambodia names solar quality assurance framework an ‘asset’ for the local industry


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The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia dedicated a section in its 2016 ‘White Book for Trade & Investment Policy Recommendations’ to the Good Solar™ Quality Assurance Framework for solar products naming it “an asset to the Cambodian Energy Sector”.

The framework was created by the AFD/EU-funded Solar Microfinance Programme. 

The publication explains that the quality assurance system “helps to lay foundations for the growth of the solar energy sector and ensures that this growth will be conducted in a sustainable manner by companies providing high-quality products and adhering to responsible business practices.” It further states that “the creation of a quality assurance program for solar energy products is an important component addressing the dual obstacles of consumer awareness and consumer confidence.”

In line with the AFD/EU-funded Solar Microfinance Programme’s long-term sustainability strategy to localise the quality assurance system after theprogramme ends, the publication makes the policy recommendation to “endorse the Good Solar Initiative as a national quality assurance programme for solar energy and create a transition plan to eventually assume responsibility for management of the programme so as to ensure its long-term sustainability.”

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