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MNRE Issues Draft Certification Program & Guidelines for Wind Turbines in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared a draft certification program complete with quality guidelines. The guidelines have been made in consultation with National Institute of Wind ...
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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
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
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
World Bank Approves $19.95 Million for Renewable Energy Expansion in Solomon Islands

World Bank Approves $19.95 Million for Renewable Energy Expansion in Solomon Islands

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $19.95 million project for the electricity access and renewable energy expansion for Solomon Islands. The project will support the Solomon ...
Quality of Rooftop Solar Projects Suffer Due to Lack of Standards and Intense Competition

Quality of Rooftop Solar Projects Suffer Due to Lack of Standards and Intense Competition

The rooftop is the Achilles' heel of India’s solar story. The lack of regulations for product quality certification, intense competition, and absence of requisite awareness have only emboldened the problem ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
31 Companies Submit Bids for 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender by Madhya Pradesh

MNRE Invites Suggestions on Setting Standards for Rooftop and Off-Grid Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited suggestions on construction standards for civil, mechanical, and electrical works for rooftop solar and off-grid solar PV systems. The ministry ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Renewable Energy Testing and Certification

MNRE Issues National Lab Policy for Renewable Energy Testing and Certification

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a new National Lab Policy (NLP) to improve the quality and reliability of renewable energy projects in India. The policy, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
TUV Rheinland Expands in India

TUV Rheinland Expands in India with a €2.5 Million Solar PV Testing Facility

TUV Rheinland India has expanded its footprint in India with the opening of a €2.5 million (~₹192.6 million) facility in Bangalore to test Solar PV and other technologies. The company ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar