Clarification on mandatory BIS certificate on Solar PV modules, Inverters, Storage battery

May 17, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of New and Renewal Energy (MNRE) on May 06, 2019 gives clarification on import of Lead Acid Battery for SPV Applications and other applications. With reference to the Letter dated July 12, 2018 on “Solar Photovoltaics Systems, Devices and Components Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order 2017” and implications of the Order on lead acid batteries imported for various applications including for solar photovoltaic applications. The said Order notified by MNRE covers six products namely, SPV Modules, inverters and storage battery for quality control in solar power projects in the country.

It is hereby clarified that secondary cells and batteries of lead acid and nickel based chemistry are covered under ‘Storage battery (IS 16270)’ are used in Solar Power Projects utilizing Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Such import may be allowed subject to certification of the product and certificate issued by this Ministry and an undertaking from the supplier that the product will be utilized for SPV power projects in the country only. The import of such products will be allowed only if they meet notified specifications.  


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