Govt Amends ALMM Norms On Module Threshold Efficiency

In its latest notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended its ALMM norms for solar module manufacturers. The new revised norms apply to all the solar module manufacturers enlisted under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (ALMM).  According to the latest list from the MNRE, 82 […]

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India’s Solar Manufacturers Make Their Case At Ahmedabad’s SmarterE India

At the SmarterE India, (formerly Intersolar event) event in Ahmedabad, it was a day for India’s solar manufacturers to make their case at a time when far too many policy influencers seem confused about the future. The conference for the event, in a session titled ‘ A Status Update On Domestic Manufacturing” on day 2(Feb […]

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Local Solar Module Industry To Face Low Import Prices: Borosil’s Kheruka

The domestic solar module industry will be forced to continue facing ‘unrealistically’ low import prices, said Pradeep M Kheruka, Executive Chairman of Borosil Renewables. Kheruka made these comments during a conference call with institutional investors and analysts which was held on February 08. He further said that the ALMM mechanism remained suspended, keeping the door […]

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ALMM Is Back, With Key Exemptions

The Indian government has tried to strike a balance between key stakeholders with the restoration of the Approved List of Module Manufacturer (ALMM) conditions, albeit with some vital exemptions. In an order dated Feb 9, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) confirmed that ALMM will be reimposed from April 1, 2024, after being […]

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India Exports Solar Modules To 120 Countries, US Biggest Destination

With a boost in domestic solar module manufacturing capacities, India’s exports to other countries are expanding. Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh recently shared the data on exports and imports of solar cells and solar modules from India. The data was shared before the Parliament as a written response from the minister […]

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ALMM To Keep Margins Of Solar Module Makers At 12-14% Next Fiscal: CRISIL

A latest forecast from CRISIL Ratings said that the implementation of the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) from April 1, 2024, is expected to help keep operating margins of domestic module makers strong at 12-14% in fiscal 2025, in line with the level likely this fiscal. Healthy domestic and export demand will help, […]

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Revised ALMM List: Eight Solar Module Manufacturers Enlist New Models

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in its latest revised list of Approved List of Manufacturers and Modules of Solar PV Modules (ALMM) has incorporated numerous new solar module models from eight Indian solar module manufacturers. These included new model enlistment from Gautam Solar, Waaree Energy, Agrawal Renewable, HR Solar Solution, Sahaj Solar, […]

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Chinese Solar Module Exports Cross 200 GW in 2023

Record high solar installations in 2023 globally have been a bonanza for Chinese module makers and associated firms, with exports expected to end at 200 GW in 2023. Based on data till November, China-based consultancy firm InfoLink Consulting’s placed Asia Pacific in the lead destination for China-made module exports in November, with India leading the […]

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China-based Solar N Plus, GCLSI Record Key Solar Wins In India

Chinese firms, for all the worries on extension of ALMM (Approved Lists of Modles and Manufacturers) exemptions post March 2024, continue to make progress with Indian customers. First up, Solar N Plus New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (Solar N Plus), a leading manufacturing expert in TOPCon technology and a subsidiary of Lanfeng Bio-chemical Co., Ltd.  […]

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