In a major U-turn, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has temporarily withdrawn its latest order which specified the requirements for compulsory registration of solar module manufacturers in the country.
The order titled “Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2018,” was issued by the government as a step forward after the Quality Control Order issued last year.
The order was aimed at reducing India’s dependence on solar imports and making it self-sufficient with an expansive manufacturing base covering solar wafers, cells, and modules.
An MNRE official confirmed the temporary withdrawal of the order but refused to shed light on what led to the order being withdrawn. Read More