Indian government mandates stringent quality controls for solar equipment


The latest notification is a follow-up to the government’s Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices and Components Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2017, dated September 5, 2017.

The government has already set up laboratories for the testing of PV modules and inverters. However, to skirt the expected delay of testing in these laboratories, module manufacturers will have to submit self-certification, which shows that the product matches Indian standards or IEC counterparts (including subsequent standards, if any). The self-certification must include proof of the submission of samples to the laboratories.

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