MNRE Guidelines For Enlistment Under Approved Models and Manufacture of Solar PV Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order (ALMN) for 2019.

MNRE Guidelines

The order provides for LIST-I, specifying models and manufacturers of Solar PV Modules and LIST-Il, specifying models and manufacturers of Solar PV Cells. And, the guidelines will be issued to provide a procedural framework for the implementation of the order.

Implementing Agency:

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous body under MNRE and the apex national R & D institute in the field of solar energy, shall be the implementation support agency, entrusted with the processing of applications, carrying out inspections, verifications and quality checks on behalf of MNRE.

Application Fee:

The application fee for one model of module/cell shall be Rs 5,000/MW of the total installed manufacturing capacity for solar PV modules and Rs 5,000/MW of the total installed manufacturing capacity for solar PV cells, of the applicant.

In case, an applicant is already enlisted, for a particular model of solar PV module/cell and applies for the enlistment of another model of Solar PV module/cell, then the application fee for such additional models shall be 10% of the prevailing normal application fee.

Inspection Fee:

MNRE Guidelines

Renewal of Enlistment in ALMN:

The renewal of enlistment in ALMM shall follow the same procedure as required for fresh enlistment. While the renewal fee has been kept at 50% of the prevailing application fee for fresh enlistment, all other conditions, procedures, inspection fee, etc. applicable for fresh enlistment shall be applicable for renewal.

The approved list of Models and Manufacturers (LIST-I & LIST-Il) will be uploaded on the MNRE website and will be quarterly updated. And, the enlistments shall be valid for a period of two years from the date of enlistment and can be renewed thereafter following the procedure laid down in the guidelines.

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Ayush Verma

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