The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an Office Memorandum modifying its Guidelines for enlistment of Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (ALMMs).
The modifications inter alia include that the requirement of inspection may be dispensed in the following circumstances:
- An ALMM enlisted model of a manufacturing brand owner is manufactured under a co-branding arrangement in the ALMM enlisted manufacturing facility of another Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) using the same manufacturing process and bill of materials.
- An ALMM enlisted model of an OEM is manufactured under a co-branding arrangement in the OEM’s ALMM enlisted manufacturing facility using the same manufacturing process and bill of materials but bears the brand name of another ALMM enlisted manufacturer.
Additionally, both the brand owner and the OEM must be enlisted in ALMM. The brand owner should submit the application to MNRE with a copy of the agreement between the OEM and the brand owner.
The brand owner must provide an undertaking that the label of each model must display the name of the brand Owner and OEM, as well as the location of the OEM’s manufacturing unit where the model was produced. The application fee remains the same regardless of the capacity specified in the OEM and brand owner agreement.