MNRE issues clarification for solar module manufacturers under the ALMM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the compulsory requirements of registration for solar manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM). The clarification deals with the definition of the model, application fee, and provisions for manufacturers currently exempted from BIS certification for ALMM application purposes. As per the clarification, the model, as mentioned in the ALMM guidelines, refers to modules or cells of the same nominal power output rating. All BIS approved modules or cells with the same nominal output rating will be treated as one model. Since a single model of a module has a range of power wattage, the ALMM application form provides for specifying both the mean wattage and the applicable range of wattage.

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