New Rules Make It Tougher For Chinese Firms To Supply Solar Modules For Indian Projects
Financial Express Mumbai|January 20, 2022
The ministry of new and renewable energy's (MNRE's) recent decision to include open access and net metering projects under the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) for solar modules will mean Indian non-residential rooftop projects are out of bounds for Chinese manufacturers.None of the foreign makers, including those from China, have been approved under the ALMM list.
Vikas Srivastava

On January 14, MNRE amended the ALMM norms, stating only BIS-approved ALMM modules would be eligible for use in open access and net metering projects. Earlier, the ALMM entry was must for supplies to the government and government-assisted projects. The amendments will be effective from April 1, 2022.

Chinese solar panel manufacturers use to cater to 85% of India's module requirements.

Over 95% of renewable projects in India have private ownership. “Open access and net metering projects are also government-assisted projects hence instead of issuing a clarification we have made an amendment to the guidelines to remove confusion,an MNRE official said.

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