The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has rolled out a notice on Amendment in Specifications and Testing Procedure for Standalone Solar Pumps. 

The order dated 17.07.2019 has issued Specifications for Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems and guidelines on Testing procedure for Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping systems which are applicable to solar pumping systems installed under Pradhan Mantri Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabiyan.           

The stakeholders have shared their representations requesting the ministry to allow the use of solar modules of individual capacity which are different from those tested with the solar water pumping system by NABL accredited testing laboratory, without the need to go through retesting of the solar pump systems.

The proposed model of the SPV Module shall meet the following conditions-

  • SPV module shall follow the quality control order that has been issued by MNRE on regular basis.
  • Module to module mismatch in an array shall meet the MNRE specifications.

Source:- MNRE