The Indian government is planning to require that all solar panels registered under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) in the next 3-4 years be made up of domestically manufactured cells, wafers, and polysilicon. This is part of the government’s “Make in India” initiative to boost domestic manufacturing and reduce reliance on imports.
The ALMM is a list of solar panels that are eligible for government subsidies and incentives. The government reviews the ALMM regularly and removes solar panels that do not meet certain quality and efficiency standards.
Under the new policy, the government will only register solar panels which are made with domestically manufactured cells, wafers, and polysilicon. This will help to boost domestic manufacturing of solar panels and create jobs in the sector.
The government will also review the ALMM next year to ensure that it is effective in promoting the use of high-quality and efficient solar panels. The government will not allow manufacturers to endorse outdated equipment or technology under the ALMM.
“You import cell from outside and assemble here and sell it saying it is made in India, whereas it is 90 per cent made in China this will not do,” Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh said.
This is a Syndicate News Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team