India (MNRE) - Extension of Self-Certification for SPV Inverters
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a notification on Extension of Self-Certification for SPV Inverters including Power Converters for use in Photovoltaic Power Systems as per IS 16221, and Utility Interconnected Photovoltaic Inverters as per IS 16169 standards extended from June 30 2021 until Dec 31, 2021.
MINISTRY OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY NOTIFICATION – New Delhi, August 4, 2021
S.O. 3140(E) – Whereas the Central Government had issued “Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices and
Components Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2017 vide S.O 2920 (E) dated 5.9.2017
for six products included in the Schedule with the date of coming into force with effect from 5.9.2018 and the same
was modified vide S.O. 5259 (E) published in Gazette of India dated 12.10.2018. And whereas, self- certification for SPV
inverters (items 4-5) was extended up to 30.6.2021 vide S.O. 365(E) published in Gazette of India dated 25.01.2021.
And whereas, in view of representations received regarding the difficulties due to COVID-19 disruption and
availability of limited test facilities and seeking more time for compliance, the self-certification for SPV inverters
(items 4-5) stands extended from 30.6.2021 to 31.12.2021 subject to the condition that such manufacturers have valid
IEC certificates corresponding to IS [IS 16221(Part 2):2015/IEC 62109-2:2011 for item No 4 and IS 16169:2014/IEC
62116:2008 for item No. 5] specified in the said order for these items and test reports from international test labs, for
smooth implementation of the order.