Solar module capacity on ALMM list exceeds 50 GW

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India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has published an updated list of approved manufacturers and models of solar PV modules (ALMM). The modules on the list comply with the BIS standards and meet the module efficiency criteria as set by the ministry.

The total ALMM-listed module capacity has now exceeded 50 GW. The list is dominated by mono crystalline-Si PERC modules but also includes n-type TOPCon modules by manufacturers like Emmvee, Ganesh Green, Gautam Solar, Luminous Power, Mundra Solar, Pahal Solar, Premier Energies, Rayzon Solar, RenewSys, and Waaree Energies.

First Solar has 3,212 MW of cadmium telluride thin film module capacity included in the list.

Notably, MNRE has reinstated the ALMM mandate from April 1, 2024. Only solar products and manufacturers on the MNRE-approved ALMM are eligible for government-backed projects. The policy was introduced by the MNRE to protect the domestic industry from the dumping of Chinese products.

The ALMM mandate gives domestic manufacturers the opportunity to serve a sizable market by creating a non-tariff barrier for Chinese products.

 

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