Rooftop and Small Solar PowerROOFTOP AND SMALL SOLAR POWER

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) de-empaneled 71 channel partners of its grid-connected rooftop and small solar power projects program. The de-empaneled entities will not get a chance of being re-empaneled for a one-year period. The de-empanelment order had been issued with immediate effect on May 30, 2017.

The MNRE had demanded that all the empaneled channel partners to update the details of grid-connected solar rooftop projects executed by them on the SPIN portal, latest by March 31, 2017. Out of the empaneled partners, 71 empaneled agencies did not enter any installation data or project completion report on the SPIN portal, leading to their de-empanelment.

It was necessary, stated an official at MNRE. We want to maintain transparency about how the sector is developing so that we can chart a proper and viable course of growth. If companies do not provide the data it will be hard to keep track, it is good that now the involved entities know the outcome of not adhering to guidelines, added the MNRE official.

The MNRE has issued the complete list of de-empaneled entities.

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