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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an updated list of models and module manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) order.
The new entrants are Himalayan Solar, Sun N Sand Exim, Insolation Energy, Pennar Industries, Green Brilliance Renewable Energy, Sanelite Solar, Gautam Solar, and Solarium Green Energy. The validity of new entries are from 29.09.2021 to 28.09.2023.
There are now 34 ALMM approved module manufacturers in the list. Only the models and manufacturers included in the list are eligible for government or government-assisted projects in the country, including the projects for the sale of electricity to the government under the guidelines laid down by the Union government.
In June 2020, R.K. Singh, Power and Renewable Energy Minister had said that the approved list of models and manufacturers was set to announced in September and implement from October. Such a provision was long waited by the Indian domestic manufacturing industry.
On 10th of March this year the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had issued an all-Indian list of approved Solar PV modules and manufacturers to be used for its projects. Only the 23 manufacturers and their vetted modules included in the list was eligible for use in government and government-assisted projects, schemes, and programmes for projects bid-out on or after April 10, 2021, as per the notification.
Central Electronics Ltd., Patanjali, and Jakson were later added to the list.