MNRE Issues Notification for Quality Control Order on SPV Goods

Domestic module manufactures whose annual module production capacity is less than 50MW are exempted for BIS certification for two years.

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The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) under the BIS Act has notified the Solar Photovoltaics Systems, Devices and Components Goods Order 2017 for quality assurance in SPV Power Projects. It includes SPV modules, inverters and battery storage for SPV applications.

As per the order, no person shall manufacture or store for sale, import, sell or distribute goods, which do not conform to Indian Standards specified in the Order. Manufacturers of these products are required to apply for registration from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) after getting their products tested.

The substandard or defective goods which do not conform to the specified standard mentioned in the schedule shall be deformed beyond use and disposed of as scrap by the manufacturer or by any agency authorized by the manufacturer as its authorized representative in India.

As the products are of varying sizes, ratings, varieties, etc. the products in each category are to be grouped for submitting samples to test labs and shall be granted series approval for series of products based on testing of representatives models.

Domestic module manufactures whose annual module production capacity is less than 50MW are exempted for BIS certification for two years till September 4, 2019, provided they have valid IEC Certification.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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