MNRE Issues Testing Guidelines for Battery Storage

MNRE Issues Testing Guidelines for Battery Storage

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for performance testing of batteries (lead-acid and nickel-based chemistry type) for mandatory registration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

These testing guidelines are to comply with “Quality Control Order on SPV Systems, Devices and Components Goods 2017” which became effective from January 1, 2018.

As the Indian renewable energy industry expands, the government is trying to catch up with quality issues and is setting up testing guidelines to ensure all products sold meet established standards. MNRE issued a new National Lab Policy in December 2017 to improve the quality and reliability of renewable energy projects in India.

Because batteries are of varying sizes, ratings, and types, each category of batteries is to be grouped when submitting samples to test labs and will be granted approval for the series (group) of products based on testing of representatives’ models. Read More

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