MNRE Adds 2.67 GW of Solar Module Capacity to ALMM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has expanded the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) by adding 2,674 MW of new solar module capacity. The cumulative module manufacturing capacity under ALMM now stands at 50,675 MW.

Emmvee Photovoltaic Power accounted for 1,509 MW of the newly added capacity, while Insolation Energy contributed 187 MW.

The other additions include Citizen Solar (80 MW), Credence Solar (375 MW), Gautam Solar (391 MW), and Redren Energy (6 MW).

Lubi Electronics and PV Power Technologies were the new entrants to the ALMM, accounting for 40 MW and 86 MW, respectively.

No capacity was removed from the ALMM list.

Waaree Energies, Adani Solar, ReNew FS India Solar Ventures, Tata Power Solar, Goldi Solar, Premier Energies, Vikram Solar, Rayzon Solar, Emmvee Photovoltaic Power, Grew Energy, and RenewSys India have an enlisted capacity exceeding 1 GW each. They contribute 37,682 MW or 78.5% of the total cumulative module manufacturing capacity under ALMM.

The highest capacity module listed in the ALMM continues to be at 685 Wp.

The ministry reimposed the ALMM mandate on April 1, 2024, after putting it on hold for a year. Only modules from the ALMM must be used in projects that receive government subsidies. However, for projects where the solar modules were received at the project site by March 31, 2024, but could not be commissioned by that day due to reasons beyond the control of the project developer, the ministry will review such cases.

According to Mercom India Research’s State of Solar PV Manufacturing in India 2024 Report, the country’s cumulative solar module manufacturing capacity and solar cell manufacturing capacity reached 64.5 GW and 5.8 GW, respectively, as of December 2023.

The report forecasts that module manufacturing capacity will exceed 150 GW and cell capacity will reach over 75 GW by 2026.


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