MNRE formed three panels to improve quality control of solar modules and products

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has reportedly formed three panels to enhance quality of solar modules and products. One of the three panels will make policy for testing laboratories, while another will assign technology and product standards and the third will examine regulations governing solar products reports ET.

Modi government has set a target of generating 100GW of solar power by 2022, of which

India has set a target of 100 GW of installed solar energy capacity by 2022, of which 6.753 GW has been reached by March.

Currently solar modules are tested in three labs one in -National Institute of Solar Energy laboratory in Gurgaon and two private labs in Bengaluru. These labs together can test only 150 modules annually.

The Electronics Test & Development Centre in Bengaluru and the Electronics Regional Test Laboratory in Kolkata are for certification for testing solar modules from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration.

Speaking to the publication Varsha Joshi,Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said “we want to have a regulatory mechanism for solar products,” she added “we will also hold a stakeholders’ meeting soon to decide which products should be included.”

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