MNRE issues specifications and testing procedures for solar off-grid applications

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued specifications and testing procedures for various solar off-grid applications covered under its schemes.

MNRE has proposed to update specifications for solar street lights, solar photovoltaic (SPV) micropumps and solar study lamps; and both specifications and testing procedure for SPV water pumping systems and universal solar pump controllers. These specifications have been updated by the ministry in view of improvement in performance parameters. MNRE has issued a notice inviting comments and suggestions regarding the same by June 21, 2021.