The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the validity of solar manufacturers from its Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) after their validity expired on March 9, 2023.
These manufacturers were the first to be featured in the ALMM list published on March 10, 2021. The ministry received requests from many of these manufacturers to extend their validity, and the ministry has granted extensions to them from March 9, 2023, to May 9, 2025. Some of the solar manufacturers that received extensions include Vikram Solar, Emmvee, RenewSys India, Sova Solar, Australian Premium Solar (India) Pvt. Ltd., Solex Energy, PV Power technology, Saatvik Green Energy, Navitas Green Energy.
The list has been revised several times since its first publication in March 2021. The ministry also announced that the requirement of ALMM would be deferred until March 31, 2024, and the orders for using only domestically approved modules in the ALMM would be held in abeyance. This extension is expected to provide relief to solar manufacturers who faced supply chain disruptions due to the pandemic and help maintain the momentum of the country’s solar energy sector.
The revision-XI of list-I (Manufacturers and Models of Solar PV Modules) of ALMM order, 2019 with updated validity for the above manufacturers is enclosed herewith: