BIS Certification Must be Updated and Expedited to Keep Pace with Solar Technologies

BIS Certification Must be Updated and Expedited to Keep Pace with Solar Technologies

Solar module manufacturers have urged the government to update the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for photovoltaic systems and other related -equipment to align with international norms revised last year ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Electric Vehicle Battery Standards Amended for Enhanced Safety

Electric Vehicle Battery Standards Amended for Enhanced Safety

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has amended battery safety standards to prevent fire incidents in electric two-wheelers (E2W). The amendments provide for additional safety requirements related to battery ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended

Daily News Wrap-Up: Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the self-certification of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
BIS Outlines Performance Standards for EV Batteries Amid Multiple Reports of EV Fires

BIS Outlines Performance Standards for EV Batteries Amid Multiple Reports of EV Fires

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has issued performance standards for electric vehicle (EV) batteries to ensure the safety of the consumers amidst the report of EV fires across the ...
REIL to Appoint Consultancy Firm for BIS Certification of Solar Modules

REIL to Appoint Consultancy Firm for BIS Certification of Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued terms of reference for appointing a consulting firm for ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to June 30, 2022

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to June 30, 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a fresh notification extending the self-certification of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters under the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) from December ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
BESCOM's Empanelment Process is Tedious, Expensive and Unnecessary

BESCOM’s Empanelment Process is Tedious, Expensive and Unnecessary

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has recently revised its guidelines to empanel inverter manufacturers for government solar programs in Karnataka. Inverter manufacturers feel that the empanelment process is ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Empanelment Tender Issued for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Haryana

Empanelment Tender Issued for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Haryana

The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVNL) has invited expression of interest for empanelment of agencies to set up grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems of capacities ranging from 1 kW ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2021

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a fresh notification extending the self-certification of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters from June 30, 2021, to December 31, 2021, subject ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

Clarity Still Lacking in BIS Certification Process for Solar PV Inverters

India has been a thriving market for solar components, and the demand for inverters is set to grow. The government has begun to paying attention to quality issues considering the ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to June 30, 2021

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to June 30, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification extending the self-certification of solar PV inverters from December 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021, subject to the ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Mitsui India’s BIS Accredited Solar Testing Lab in Gujarat Kickstarts Operations

Mitsui India’s BIS Accredited Solar Testing Lab in Gujarat Kickstarts Operations

Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated has started at its brand-new solar testing facility and certification laboratory in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The lab, which is a Bureau of Indian Standards accredited (BIS) testing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends BIS Exemption for Smaller Solar Module Manufacturers With a Condition

MNRE Extends BIS Exemption for Smaller Solar Module Manufacturers With a Condition

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the exemption for the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for solar module manufacturers with a production capacity of less ...
Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation (3)

BIS Registration for Solar Modules Delayed, Developers Worried

A three-month-long delay in procuring registration certificates issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for a new model of solar modules is severely hampering the solar industry. According to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation (1)

Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation

The deadline for implementing the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) has passed, and the industry is still in limbo. There's no update yet on the new deadline as ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Lists Lithium Battery Specifications for Off-Grid Solar Applications

MNRE Lists Lithium Battery Specifications for Off-Grid Solar Applications

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft notification detailing the specifications of lithium batteries that can be used for off-grid solar applications like solar street ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana Releases Tender for 33,000 Solar Inverter Chargers

Haryana Releases Tender for 33,000 Solar Inverter Chargers

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has invited bids for the supply of solar inverter chargers. The agency would procure 30,000 inverter-chargers of 640 W and 3,000 inverter-chargers of ...
UL Launches BIS Recognized Testing Service for Solar Inverter Manufacturers in India

UL Launches BIS Recognized Testing Service for Solar Inverter Manufacturers in India

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science company, announced that it had launched a testing service facility for solar inverter manufacturers in India. According to its press release, UL has expanded ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2020

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar inverters to December 31, 2020. The earlier deadline was June 30, 2020. The ...
Odisha Invites Bids for 1.47 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems and 2,045 Solar Streetlights

Odisha Invites Bids for 1.47 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems and 2,045 Solar Streetlights

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has invited bids for the installation of 1.47 MW of rooftop solar projects and 2,045 solar street lighting systems at 115 panchayat samiti ...
What Value Will ALMM Listing Add to the Solar Industry_

What Value Will ALMM Listing Add to the Solar Industry?

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal to implement its ‘Approved Lists of Models and Manufacturers’ (ALMM) order has raised more questions than it has answered. Why has ...
BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players_ Growatt Interview

BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players: Growatt Interview

The extension of BIS standards certification for solar inverters was met with mixed responses. Some believe that it was essential because it gave them more time to go through the ...
Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends_ Sineng Interview

Solar Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends: Sineng Interview

India has significant potential to generate solar energy, thanks to high solar irradiation in most parts of the country. The hurdles mostly lie in the market and policy environment. These ...
Component Manufacturers in Renewable Industry Need More Support

Component Manufacturers in Renewable Industry Need More Support: Sungrow Interview

Solar inverter manufacturers have not had the easiest of times in the Indian market lately, given an uncertain policy environment and rising competition from foreign players. The ambiguity of the ...
TUV Rheinland’s Bengaluru Lab Gets BIS Certificate to Test Solar Inverters and Converters

TUV Rheinland’s Bengaluru Lab to Test Solar Inverters and Converters for BIS Certification

TUV Rheinland’s solar photovoltaic testing laboratory located in Bengaluru has been recognized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) under the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) to conduct testing of power ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Loading...