BIS for Inverters extended to June 2019

New Delhi, the 4th January, 2019

S.O. 46(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 5th September, 2017 for six products included in the Schedule with the date of coming into force with effect from 5th September, 2018. Andwhereas, after having discussions with the various stakeholders including the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the date of coming into force of the said Order was advanced to 16th April, 2018 on the condition of self-certification by manufacturers for products at Sl. No. 1-3 in the Schedule annexed to the order applicable till 30th June, 2018 published in Gazette of India notified on 16th April, 2018 vide S.O. 1602(E), which was revised vide S.O. 2183(E) published in Gazette of India on 30.05.2018.

2. And whereas, the industry had sought more time for compliance to the order and whereas the issues involved were discussed with related stakeholders, the self-certification was extended to 4th September, 2018 vide S.O. 3449(E) published in Gazette of India on 13.07.2018, which was further extended to 20th September 2018 for all products listed in the order vide S.O No. 4787(E) published in Gazette of India on 12th September 2018, and further to 1st January 2019 from 20th September, 2018 videS.O. 5259(E) dated 12.10.2018 for all items with dates of implementation indicated against each product in the Schedule annexed for smooth implementation of the order.

3. And whereas, the issues related to testing of inverters (items 4-5) was discussed with industry and test labs recognized by BIS, it is hereby notified that the date of self- certification relaxation for these items stands extended by six months i.e. up to 30th June 2019 subject to the condition that such manufacturers should have valid IEC and test reports from international test labs corresponding to IS. These manufacturers will be allowed self-certification without submitting samples to test labs as the series guidelines for submitting samples to test labs are under preparation.

[F. No. 223/36/2018-Quality Control] Dr. B. S. NEGI, Adviser/Scientist ‘G’, MNRE

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About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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