Government launches star label programme for solar panels

The central government has launched a standards and labelling programme for solar panels.

The star labelling scheme prepared by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency  for photovoltaic modules is from January 1, 2024 till December 31, 2025.  For this period, there shall be no labelling fee as well. The programme aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 million tonnes per annum by 2030. While the introduction of performance standards will enhance customer awareness on cost and energy savings associated with solar panels. Meanwhile, the programme will also contributes to the government’s target of enhancing the share of renewable energy  and reducing emission intensity of GDP by 45 per cent by 2030.