Updated ALMM Manufacturer List For September

Highlights :

  • The newest version lists 75 companies in total, including 8 new module manufacturers companies with a cumulative capacity of 1,411 MW. The overall total exceeds over 19 GW now.
  • This is the eighth update of the list.
Updated ALMM Manufacturer List For September

The ALMM (Approved List of Module Manufacturers) list for Indian domestic manufacturers has been updated by the Ministry of New And Renewable Energy (MNRE) once again after last month’s (August 2022) list. This latest update lists (September 2022) 75 companies in total, including 8 new module manufacturers with a cumulative capacity of 1,411 MW. Overall domestic capacity has risen to just over 19 GW now. Continuing with its previous trend, no foreign manufacturer has managed an entry yet.

ITI Limited, with a 30 MW capacity, Goldi Solar Private Limited, with a 1037 MW capacity, SunField Energy Private Ltd, with a 29 MW capacity, SASA Energy LLP, with a 91 MW capacity, SUNBOND Energy Pvt. Ltd, with a 93 MW capacity, Cosmic PV Power Pvt. Ltd, with a 70 MW capacity, Jyotitech Solar LLP, with a 36 MW capacity, and Suryakamal Energy Pvt. Ltd, with a 27 MW capacity is among the newcomers in the September-22 ALMM update. 

In addition to the aforementioned participants, Emmvee Photovoltaic Power, Sova Solar, Australian Premium Solar, Visaka Industries Ltd, & Bluebird Solar contributed more module capacities to the updated list, bringing their respective capacities to 525 MW, 404 MW, 100 MW, 72 MW, 31 MW, & 21 MW. Apart from this, Swelect Energy System saw a decrease in its approved capacity from 140 MW to 90 MW.

The ALMM list (Approved List of Module Manufacturers) was introduced by the Ministry in 2019 to lower the dependency on imported solar modules. The list was updated at a time when solar module prices in the nation have gone higher. Generally, the module manufacturers must lower their approved capacity to work this fee to remain on the ALMM list since they must pay a fee based on capacity.

New rules have gradually tightened requirements to use ALMM modules for almost all solar projects in the country, including in the C&I category.

Additionally, the second tranche/phase of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for the advancement of solar PV modules, with an outlay of Rs 19,500 crore, was approved by the Union Cabinet on September 21. In a press conference held after the Cabinet meeting, Union Minister Anurag Thakur stated that the PLI for the “National Program on High-Efficiency Solar PV Modules” aims to achieve a manufacturing capacity of “Gigawatt (GW)-scale in high-efficiency solar PV modules.”

To see the ALMM updated list for September month, you can click here.

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