ALMM to enlist BIS compliant models and manufacturers of solar modules

In the written reply to Rajya Sabha, the Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy stated that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has enlisted eligible models and manufacturers of solar modules complying with the BIS Standards in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM).

The minister mentioned that only the models and manufacturers on this list are eligible for use in government projects, government-assisted projects, projects under government schemes and programmes, open access / net-metering projects, and projects set up for the sale of electricity to the government.

Furthermore, the minister added that for open access / net-metering projects, mandatory use of ALMM listed solar modules is applicable on such renewable energy projects which apply for open access or net-metering facility, on or after October 1, 2022. The word “Government” includes the Central Government, State Governments, Central Public Sector Enterprises, State Public Sector Enterprises and, Central and State Organisations/ Autonomous bodies.