Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019


Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

In April 2019, many important policies were announced to streamline India’s renewable energy sector. Some of the policies highlighted include generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, testing guidelines among others. Here is a roundup of some key policy announcements made by the central government and state agencies in the renewable energy sector during April 2019.

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To address the lack of quality certification in solar components, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued a draft quality control order for solar thermal systems as per the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act. Any manufacturer, who sells or distributes solar thermal goods must apply to register with the BIS for the use of its standard mark.

India imposed anti-dumping duty on the Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules imported from China PR, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand for five years.

The MNRE has issued a blueprint for the utilization, manufacture, disposal, and import of solar module and glass containing Antimony. Antimony is a chemical element that has been found to have hazardous effects on the environment. Read More

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