Standards and Labeling Program for Grid Connected Solar Inverter Launched

This is expected to save 21.1 billion kWh of energy and reduce 15.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions between 2024-25 and 2033-2034.

Standards and Labeling Program for Grid Connected Solar Inverter Launched

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Ministry of Power, Government of India has come out with one more Standards and Labeling Program, which aims to help consumers make informed choices considering the cost-effectiveness and energy performance of various energy-consuming appliances, thus enabling them to save energy, reduce electricity consumption and also contribute to a greener planet. The Program will help consumers get better-quality inverters that can be used as part of the solar rooftop system.

The Standards and Labeling Program for Grid Connected Solar Inverter has been launched under a voluntary phase, valid from 15th March 2024 till 31st December 2025.

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The program will function as a Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) for the product, covering only grid-connected solar inverters without storage, with a rated capacity of up to 100 kW (in alignment with a recent Quality Control Order for solar photovoltaic inverters, issued by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy).

The launch of the S&L Program follows BEE’s launch of the Standards & Labeling (S&L) Program for solar panels, in October 2023. The Program for Solar Inverters aims to further optimize the efficiency of the solar PV system so that consumers can assess the overall efficiency and performance of the inverter before deciding to purchase or use it.

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The Program is expected to result in energy savings of 21.1 billion kWh from FY 2024-25 to FY 2033-34, and a potential reduction of 15.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions during this period. 

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