Deadline for Self-certification of Solar Modules Extended by Another 3 Months

Deadline for Self-certification of Solar Modules Extended by Another 3 Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar photovoltaic modules (crystalline and thin film, including bifacial type) by three months. The ...
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Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on BIS Standards for Solar Pumps

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum requesting for views of stakeholders on the BIS standards for solar PV water pumping systems. Earlier, the Bureau ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ABB, Sungrow and Huawei Named Top Inverter Suppliers for the Indian Solar Market in 2017

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended by Six Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for BIS certification of solar inverters by six months. The new deadline is June 30, 2019. The decision was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Inverter Suppliers Still Waiting for MNRE to Extend Deadline for BIS Certification

Solar Inverter Suppliers Still Waiting for MNRE to Extend Deadline for BIS Certification

The lingering confusion around the policy and implementation of BIS certification for solar inverters has been a cause for concern in the industry for some time. As the date of ...
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Confusion Around BIS Certification for Inverters

Confusion Around BIS Certification for Solar Inverters

The Indian solar market has expanded impressively over the past few years and as the market has grown the government has begun to pay attention to quality issues. The concern ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Rising Competition in India’s Solar Market has Cut Margins to the Bone

Rising Competition in India’s Solar Market has Cut Margins to the Bone: Interview

Mercom India’s news team recently had the opportunity to speak with energy solutions provider GoodWe’s sales head for south and east Asia, James Hou. Hou shed some light on the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules Extended Again to January 1, 2019

Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules Extended Again to January 1, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification to extend the date of self-certification of six solar products from September 20, 2018 to January 1, 2019. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industry Sees Many Challenges with BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

Industry Sees Many Challenges with BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

The rapid pace of solar installations in India has brought the concern for quality of equipment to the forefront. Recognizing the issue at hand, the Ministry of New and Renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mobile Solar Module Testing Vans have Higher Uncertainty of Measurement: TUV Rheinland

Mobile Solar Module Testing Vans have Higher Uncertainty of Measurement: TUV Rheinland

Recently, Mercom reported on the lack of testing centers in the country with the rapid expansion of the domestic renewable industry. Conversations with various project developers and manufacturers in the country ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the date for self-certification of six products done by solar module manufacturers to September 20, 2018. These six products are ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports for Now, Says Ministry of Finance

Parliamentary Report Says Solar Jobs Have Been Lost Due to Poor Enforcement of DGAD Findings

A parliamentary standing committee report has alleged that thousands of jobs may have been lost due to dumping of solar panels. The report does not cite a credible source or ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI, Solar, PV, Grid-Connected, Standalone

MNRE Extends the Date for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 4, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification stating that the date of self-certification by solar module manufacturers of six products included in the Schedule order ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Guidelines for Conducting Lab Tests on Solar PV Modules

MNRE Issues Guidelines for Conducting Lab Tests on Solar PV Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a series of guidelines for conducting tests on solar photovoltaic (SPV) modules (crystalline and thin film, including bifacial type). The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

In line with the changing dynamics of the Indian solar sector, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now brought battery energy storage system (BESS) under the ambit ...
MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 450 MW

MNRE Issues Schedule for the Implementation of Quality Control Order for Solar Equipment

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the schedule of implementation of the Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices, and Component Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) ...
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MNRE Revises the Enforcement Date of Quality Control Order 2017

MNRE Revises the Enforcement Date of Quality Control Order 2017

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has revised the schedule and the enforcement date for the Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices, and Component Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
National Lab Policy May Cause Solar Project Delays Due to Lack of Testing Centers

National Lab Policy May Cause Solar Project Delays Due to Lack of Testing Centers

As India’s solar sector moves forward toward achieving its goal of 100 GW of solar by 2022, the recently announced National Lab Policy is adding a new wrinkle that could ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
HAREDA Tenders Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects for Health Centers

HAREDA Tenders Over 1 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects for Health Centers

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has tendered over 1 MW of off-grid solar projects for health centers across the state. The bid submission deadline is January 2, 2018 ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar