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
MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Revised Standards for Solar Modules and Inverters

MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Revised Standards for Solar Modules and Inverters

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification detailing the recommendations of the expert committee on implementing the quality control order titled ‘Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Systems, ...
/ / 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 ...
IEC Issues New Standard for Testing Resistance of Solar Modules to Heavy Snow

IEC Issues New Standard for Testing Resistance of Solar Modules to Heavy Snow

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has issued a new standard – the IEC 62938:2020 - to test the resistance of solar photovoltaic modules to large amounts of snow piling up ...
/ / Solar, Technology
New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

A team of research scientists led by the University of New South Wales, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, have, for the first time, produced a new generation of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
GAIL Floats Tender for 3.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects for its Premises Across India

GAIL Floats Tender for 3.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects for its Premises Across India

The Gas Authority of India (GAIL) has floated a tender for the installation of rooftop solar projects with a total capacity of 3.2 MW at various locations of GAIL across ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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
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 ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
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 ...
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
NISE Issues Tender for Setting up Ignitability Test Facilities for Solar PV Modules

NISE Issues Tender for Setting up Ignitability Test Facilities for Solar PV Modules

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous body formed under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has issued a tender to set up ignitability test facilities ...
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) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interview - Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

Interview: Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

India’s domestic solar manufacturing sector is finding it difficult to cope with the falling prices of modules globally. In order to expand their businesses, local manufacturers need the government to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar