The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released an expression of interest (EoI) to promote innovation in the solar pumping sector. The aim is to enable innovators to showcase their technologies in real field conditions. The MNRE will be shortlisting the promising technologies with variable claims for improved parameters and allow the selected innovators to install solar pumps under the PM-KUSUM scheme.
The applications will be assessed by an MNRE Evaluation Committee consisting of financial and technical specialists from the sector, along with academic scholars. The innovator needs to submit a test report for the proposed solar pump along with the EoI. However, the committee could recommend re-testing of the pump’s performance at NISE or any other NABL accredited lab before enabling installation of such pumps in the field.
Recently in May 2022, the MNRE released draft guidelines for implementing the second phase (Tranche II) of the Production-Linked Incentive programme under the ‘National Program on High-Efficiency Solar Modules,’ with the vision of at