Renewable Energy

Govt introduces solar panel standards & labelling programme

Ruchita Shah

Notable because

The Standards and Labelling (S&L) scheme – aimed at raising awareness about energy efficiency, was introduced in 2006 to empower consumers to make well-informed decisions when purchasing energy-consuming appliances. The S&L Program for solar panels will enable prosumers to select panels based on effective efficiency (Neff). While the labelling covers both domestic and imported panels, it could promote the manufacturing of high-efficiency panels domestically.

What to look out for in the months ahead

How many manufacturers will be approved under higher star–rated categories? How will the S&L Program operate in tandem with List-I of the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (ALMM).